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Sunday / March 18.
  • Sherrod Wright to George Mason

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    Sherrod Wright verbally committed to George Mason on Friday, according to a source with firsthand knowledge.

    The 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior wing picked that school over Central Florida, Kansas State and South Carolina. He completes George Mason’s six-man recruiting class.

    Wright is an athletic, strong wing player who comes from the storied Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High School program that also produced Ben Gordon of the Chicago Bulls and Rutgers players Jonathan Mitchell and Mike Coburn. Wright should have an impact immediately at George Mason, where he visited a couple of weeks ago.

    “It was good,” he said recently. “I really enjoyed it. I played a couple fullcourts with the team. I met the team. I met the academic adviser, the head of the Engineering department. I’m thinking about majoring in that or Communications.”

    Wright said he also likes Mason’s style of play.

    “I like how they play,” he said. “They have a run and gun offense. They play three guards. They get up and down. I”ll most likely play the two.”

    Wright was the MVP of the SNY Invitational in January, scoring a combined 60 points in wins over Thomas Jefferson of Brooklyn and St. Raymond’s of The Bronx.

    He scored 25 points in his final high school game, a 71-70 loss to Newburgh Free Academy in the Class AA state regional final.

    Wright will play Saturday in the Jordan Brand Regional Game at Madison Square Garden.

    (Photo courtesy Daily News)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • Glad to hear him reference academics in his decision making process. GMU is a great school with great facilities. He should make an immediate impact in the CAA.

    • Going to be a great fit at Mason. Coach L will really help him develop his game.