Tag Archives: George Mason

When opportunity arose, Cavanaugh took advantage

3 Aug

Tyler Cavanaugh took advantage of his opportunity in Orlando at the end of the evaluation period. (PHOTO: AP)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Not many people have heard about 6-foot-7 Albany City Rocks forward Tyler Cavanaugh, but that’s all about to change. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 23

23 May

Luke Hancock, a starter for George Mason, is leaving for Louisville.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Congratulations. You’ve made it this far. The world didn’t come to an end. Or did it?  Is this real life?

If this is real life then welcome to Monday. As per the custom here at the National Hoops Report, it is time to roll through what’s happening in the world of basketball. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Paul Hewitt, George Mason coach

2 May

Paul Hewitt talks about his journey to George Mason in an exclusive Clipboard Conversation.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The biggest news of the weekend was Paul Hewitt taking over the George Mason job. I had a chance to catch up with him on Monday morning to talk a length about his new job, how he landed it and what his vision is for the team and his staff. Continue reading

Hewitt hired at George Mason

30 Apr

Paul Hewitt takes over a loaded George Mason team.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The cyclical world of college basketball reared its head on Saturday as a former ACC coach took over an open head coaching position at a Colonial Athletic Association school that was vacated by a coach who left for the ACC.

Dizzy?

Welcome to the coaching carousel. Continue reading

Miami players welcome newest Cane

25 Apr

Miami players like what they know about new coach Jim Larranaga so far.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Jim Larranaga stepped up to the podium at the press conference to address his new role as the University of Miami men’s basketball program, offered some requisite thanks and then got down to business.

“I am very excited to be here. There is no question about that,” Larranaga said with a smile and flair reminiscent of the late Jim Valvano.

The 61-year-old long-time coach of George Mason was a surprise hire for the Hurricanes. Not a bad hire by any stretch of the imagination but one that drew a number of “wow, didn’t see that coming” responses from the basketball world. Continue reading