With four seniors on its current roster, George Mason needs reinforcements for next season. On Thursday the program signaled help is on the way by announcing 2014 men's basketball recruits Eric Lockett and Trey Porter signed their National Letters of Intent.
Lockett, a 6’5”, 185-pound small forward from Atlanta, Ga., averaged 21.0 points, 11.0 rebounds per game at Whitefield Academy last season. The three-star recruit was named First Team Class A All-State his junior season and ranked the seventh-best player in the state of Georgia by Hoopseen.com,
“Eric is a very versatile, hard-playing young man,” George Mason coach Paul Hewitt said in a statement released by the program. “He is a terrific defender and excellent ball handler. He will be able to play multiple positions on the perimeter for us.”
Leading scorers and guards Bryon Allen and Sherrod Wright are among George Mason's current senior class.
The 6-foot-10 Porter started the past three seasons at Potomac High School and is noted for his defense. He averaged 12 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game last season.
“Trey is another developing prospect who is an excellent shooter,” Hewitt said. “He can really run and is very, very long. I think he has a very bright future in our program.”
Forwards Johnny Williams and Jonathan Arledge are the other seniors on the current roster.