George Mason Basketball season recap
After losing in the quarterfinals George Mason finished 18-15 with program record 11 wins in A10 play despite high expectations of NCAA tournament and cutting down the nets in Brooklyn. However a slow start and injuries losing many key players to either nagging or long term injuries ruined those expectations. A strong December and January left George Mason atop the A10 standings but come February and March the injuries were too much to overcome as other teams got hot. There was also a lot of close games where one possession could have made it better for George Mason record wise including Penn, American, Kansas State, Duquesne all 1 possessions losses . Never less despite all the adversity the Patriots still fought their buts off till the end 5th place finish the Atlantic 10 and Otis Livingston II leaves behind a legacy being in the top 5 most statistical categories. Looking ahead Justin Kier was 2nd team all A10 and won Most Improved Player award and will take over as captain and leader of the team and will have a full offseason to continue polishing his game. Javon Greene took a big step as a lockdown defender and scorer this will be a big threat for the Patriots next season. Jamal Hartwell II emerged at the end of the season as a pesky defender and lethal scorer and will take over the keys to the engine from Otis Livingston II. Jordan Miller who originally redshirted came in mid-season after Gonar Mar went down and made his presence known against Rhode Island and throughout A10 was a force on the glass and around the basket. The Patriots will return everyone their rotation expect Otis Livingston II and bring in two talented freshman the future is still bright for George Mason and come next season will be at the top of the standings in the A10 and hope to cut down the nets in Brooklyn next march Dave Paulson has this program in a good place most importantly they’ll be healthy.