2009–10 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2009–10 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
George Mason Patriots wordmark.svg
CIT, First Round
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2009–10 record 17–15 (12–6 CAA)
Head coach Jim Larranaga
Assistant coach Eric Konkol
Assistant coach Chris Caputo
Assistant coach Michael Huger
Home arena Patriot Center
Seasons
2009–10 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 15 3   .833     27 9   .750
Northeastern 14 4   .778     20 13   .606
William & Mary 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
George Mason 12 6   .667     17 15   .531
VCU 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Drexel 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Hofstra 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Towson 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Georgia State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
James Madison 4 14   .222     13 20   .394
Delaware 3 15   .167     7 24   .226
2010 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team represented George Mason University during the 2009–10 college basketball season. The Patriots, led by head coach Jim Larranaga, are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and played their home games at the Patriot Center. They finished the season 17–15, 12–6 in CAA play and lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament to VCU. They were invited to play in the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Fairfield.

Season notes[edit]

  • On January 3, 2010, it was announced that sophomore guard Jimmy Nolan will seek a transfer from the team with hopes of obtaining a scholarship with a Division II school.[1]
  • On May 24, 2009, ESPN rated the 2009-10 George Mason men's basketball recruiting class #1 among non-BCS schools[2]

Awards[edit]

Second Team All-CAA

  • Cam Long

CAA All Rookie Team

CAA Player of the Week

  • Cam Long - Jan. 25

CAA Rookie of the Week

  • Luke Hancock - Nov. 16
  • Luke Hancock - Nov. 23
  • Sherrod Wright - Dec. 28
  • Kevin Foster - Feb. 22

Roster[edit]

2009–10 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Bennett, ParisParis Bennett 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So St. Patrick's Elizabeth, NJ
F 33 Birdsong, LouisLouis Birdsong 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Mount Saint Joseph’s Baltimore, MD
G 45 Cornelius, AndreAndre Cornelius 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Victory Christian Charlotte, NC
G 14 Hancock, LukeLuke Hancock 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Hidden Valley/Hargrave Roanoke, VA
G 20 Long, CamCam Long (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Jr Freedom Palm Bay, FL
F 22 Morrison, MikeMike Morrison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) So Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
F 24 Pearson, RyanRyan Pearson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Christ the King Far Rockaway, NY
G 13 Tate, IsaiahIsaiah Tate 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Jr DeMatha Upper Marlboro, MD
G 23 Whack, RashadRashad Whack 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Bishop McNamara Forestville, MD
F 32 Williams, JohnnieJohnnie Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Fr Briarcrest Christian Memphis, TN
G 15 Wright, SherrodSherrod Wright 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, NY
G 4 Vaughns, VertrailVertrail Vaughns 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Mesquite Mesquite, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2010-07-27

Stats[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cam Long 31 31 32.9 .381 .318 .736 3.9 3.1 1.3 .1 12.2
Ryan Pearson 30 28 28.4 .457 .286 .654 6.4 1.2 1.1 .5 11.9
Andre Cornelius 31 29 27.9 .422 .433 .734 2.6 1.6 .8 .0 9.4
Mike Morrison 30 29 24.7 .557 .000 .485 5.9 1.1 .7 1.6 8.5
Luke Hancock 32 5 23.0 .503 .324 .692 3.5 3.0 .8 .3 7.7
Sherrod Wright 31 1 16.1 .466 .262 .710 1.7 .5 .5 .2 5.5
Kevin Foster 26 0 13.3 .465 .330 .605 3.3 .0 .3 .6 4.5
Isaiah Tate 30 23 18.9 .371 .330 .545 2.5 .8 .6 .1 4.4
Johnnie Williams 30 1 9.6 .418 .000 .361 2.1 .2 .3 .3 2.6
Louis Birdsong 30 11 12.9 .408 .360 .667 2.0 .6 .4 .6 2.6
Rashaad Whack 18 1 5.3 .379 .286 .625 .4 .2 .2 .0 1.7
Vertrail Vaughns 6 0 6.7 .200 .250 .667 .3 .3 .0 .0 1.5
Paris Bennett 3 0 4.7 .000 .000 .000 .3 .3 .0 .0 0.0
Jimmy Nolan 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0.0

Game log[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 5*
7:00 PM
Virginia State W 100–82 
Patriot Center (1,854)
Fairfax, VA
Regular Season
November 13*
7:30 PM
Liberty W 76–72  1–0
Patriot Center (6,014)
Fairfax, VA
November 15*
4:00 PM
Dartmouth W 60–44  2–0
Patriot Center (6,098)
Fairfax, VA
November 19*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 6 Villanova
ESPN Puerto Rico Tip-Off
L 69–68  2–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,0731)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 20*
1:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Georgia Tech
ESPN Puerto Rico Tip-Off
L 70–62  2–2
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,7621)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 22*
11:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Indiana
ESPN Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 69–66  3–2
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (8,3571)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 28*
2:00 PM
at Tulane L 76–71  3–3
Avron B. Fogelman Arena (1,527)
New Orleans, LA
December 2*
7:00 PM, MASN
at George Washington L 66–49  3–4
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (4,125)
Washington, DC
December 5
5:00 PM, MASN
at UNC-Wilmington W 57–52  4–4
(1–0)
Trask Coliseum (4,374)
Wilmington, NC
December 8*
7:00 PM, MASN
Dayton L 56–55  4–5
Patriot Center (5,727)
Fairfax, VA
December 12*
1:00 PM, KMTV
Creighton W 75–72  5–5
Patriot Center (5,502)
Fairfax, VA
December 22*
7:30 PM
VMI W 89–86  6–5
Patriot Center (5,420)
Fairfax, VA
December 30*
7:00 PM, MASN
at Radford L 80–53  6–6
Dedmon Center (1,564)
Radford, VA
January 2
12:00 PM, CSN
Old Dominion W 71–55  7–6
(2–0)
Patriot Center (8,629)
Fairfax, VA
January 4
7:00 PM, FiOS1
Hofstra W 67–63  8–6
(3–0)
Patriot Center (3,826)
Fairfax, VA
January 7
7:00 PM, TCN
at Northeastern L 71–46  8–7
(3–1)
Matthews Arena (1,148)
Boston, MA
January 9
4:00 PM, MASN
UNC-Wilmington W 59–46  9–7
(4–1)
Patriot Center (5,705)
Fairfax, VA
January 13
7:00 PM
Georgia State W 52–49  10–7
(5–1)
Patriot Center (3,826)
Fairfax, VA
January 16
2:00 PM, CSN
at James Madison W 82–71  11–7
(6–1)
Convocation Center (5,424)
Harrisonburg, VA
January 19
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Hofstra W 90-72  12–7
(7–1)
Mack Sports Complex (2,573)
Hempstead, NY
January 23
4:00 PM, MASN
at Towson W 80–71  13–7
(8–1)
Towson Center (1,988)
Towson, MD
January 27
7:00 PM
Delaware W 77–66  14–7
(9–1)
Patriot Center (4,435)
Fairfax, VA
January 30
12:00 PM, CSN
James Madison W 70–68  15–7
(10–1)
Patriot Center (7,813)
Fairfax, VA
February 3
7:00 PM
at Georgia State L 61–57  15–8
(10–2)
Georgia State University Sports Arena (1,341)
Atlanta, GA
February 6
4:00 PM
at Drexel L 73–60  15–9
(10–3)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (863)
Philadelphia, PA
February 9
7:00 PM, ESPNU
VCU W 82–77 OT 16–9
(11–3)
Patriot Center (5,486)
Fairfax, VA
February 13
4:00 PM, CSN
at Old Dominion L 76–60  16–10
(11–4)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,424)
Norfolk, VA
February 16
7:00 PM, MASN
William & Mary L 63–60  16–11
(11–5)
Patriot Center (5,539)
Fairfax, VA
February 20*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
College of Charleston
ESPN Bracket Busters
L 85–83  16–12
Patriot Center (8,370)
Fairfax, VA
February 24
7:00 PM
at Delaware W 61–59  17–12
(12–5)
 (2,174)
Newark, DE
February 27
12:00 PM, ESPN2
Northeastern L 50–48  17–13
(12–6)
Patriot Center (8,940)
Fairfax, VA
2010 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 6
2:30 PM, Comcast
vs. VCU
Quarterfinals
L 75–60  17–14
Richmond Coliseum (8,908)
Richmond, VA
2010 CollegeInsider.com Tournament
March 16
7:00 PM
Fairfield L 101–96 OT 17–15
Patriot Center (2,062)
Fairfax, VA
Notes: 1 - Denotes Daily Attendance
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Recruiting[edit]

The following is a list of players signed for the 2010-11 season:

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Bryon Allen
PG
Largo, MD St. Thomas More School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mar 29, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Jonathan Arledge
PF
Washington, DC KIMA School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 24, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

References[edit]