GMU men's basketball adds to 2014 recruiting class

GMU men's basketball adds to 2014 recruiting class
April 17, 2014, 10:45 am
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George Mason Patriots head coach Paul Hewitt before a game against the Drexel Dragons at Patriot Center.

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George Mason's incoming class for 2014 just got a little bigger and more versatile.

Isaiah Jackson, a 6-foot-6 combo guard from Gainesville, Fla, signed a National Letter of Intent for the upcoming 2014-15 season and becomes the fourth member of coach Paul Hewitt's 2014 class.

“Isaiah is a versatile perimeter player with outstanding size,” Hewitt said in a statement released by the program on Thursday. “We see him playing any of the three perimeter positions for us and we think he has a chance to make an impact for us next year offensively.”

Small forward Eric Lockett (Atlanta), Therence Mayimba (Gabon/St. James School) and 6-foot-10 center Trey Porter (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) previously committed to the program.

Jackson averaged 17.0 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game and 3.0 steals per game at The Villages Charter High School last season. He previously attended Gainesville High School for three years where he helped lead his team to the 2013 Florida State Tournament Finals and was named the Gainesville Sun 2013 Big School Player of the Year. Jackson played AAU basketball for Florida Elite Black.

The Patriots finished this past season 11-20 after winning at least 22 games in each of the previous three seasons. Plenty of playing time minutes are up for grab in the backcourt following the graduation of guards Sherrod Wright and Bryon Allen, GMU's top two scorers last season.