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Mason's Sherrod Wright and GSU's Devonta White

CAA Men's Basketball Countdown

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 09/18/2012
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With the start of practice for CAA men's basketball teams less than four weeks away, we're counting down by taking a look all 11 teams.

Today we check out the George Mason Patriots and the Georgia State Panthers.

 

GEORGE MASON "Patriots"

 


HEAD COACH:  Paul Hewitt

2011-12 RECORD: 24-9/14-4 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (2):            PPG       RPG

Vertrail Vaughns, G                         8.8          1.8

Bryon Allen, G                                  7.5          3.1

 

OTHER TOP RETURNEES:

Sherrod Wright, G                           9.6          3.3

Jonathan Arledge, F                        4.3          3.1

Vaughn Gray, G/F                            3.4          1.2

Erik Copes, F/C                                3.3          3.7

Corey Edwards, G                            2.5          1.3

Johnny Williams, F                           2.4          1.3 (injured last season)

 

TOP NEWCOMERS

Anali Okoloji, 6-8, 232, So., F - transfer from Seton Hall

Patrick Holloway, 6-1, 155, Fr., G

Marko Gujanicic, 6-8, 226, Fr., F

 

QUICK HITS

Mason has won 20 or more games in four of the past five seasons and has finished among the top three in the CAA for the past five years. Wright scored double figures in seven of the Patriots' last eight games. He also led the conference in free throw percentage (85.9%). Vaughns made a team-best 42 three-pointers and shot 35.6% from beyond the arc last season. Allen ranked fifth in the CAA in assists (3.7 apg) in his first year as the starting point guard.

 

GEORGIA STATE "Panthers"

 


HEAD COACH:  Ron Hunter

2011-12 RECORD:  22-12/11-7 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (1)             PPG        RPG

Devonta White, G                            12.9        2.2

 

OTHER TOP RETURNEES

Rashaad Richardson, G                  5.4          1.4

James Vincent, C                            3.2          2.0

 

TOP NEWCOMERS

Manny Atkins, 6-7, 205, Jr., F - transfer from Virginia Tech

Cameron Solomon, 6-3, 170, So., G - transfer from Brevard CC

RJ Hunter, 6-5, 175, Fr., G

Markus Crider, 6-6, 205, Fr., F

 

QUICK HITS

In its first season under coach Ron Hunter, Georgia State won its most CAA games ever (11) and recorded the second-most overall wins (22) in school history. The Panthers reached postseason play for the first time since 2002. White, who is the lone returning starter, scored double figures in 10 of his last 11 games and averaged 15.0 ppg over that stretch. He was also sixth in the CAA in steals and 11th in assists (2.9 apg). Several newcomers are expected to make an immediate impact, led by Virginia Tech transfer Atkins, who averaged 4.9 ppg for the Hokies as a sophomore.

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