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Maryland forward Therence Mayimba commits to George Mason

UPDATE:   

Therence Mayimba, class of 2014 small forward out of Rockville, Maryland, has committed to George Mason. Mayimba plays his high school ball at Montrose Christian, the alma mater of current NBA superstar Kevin Durant as well as fellow NBA player Greivis Vasquez. Mayimba, 6'5 200 lbs, is rated three stars on Rivals, 247sports, Scout.com, and ESPN.com. He had offers from UAB, George Washington, and Kansas State as well as interest from Indiana, Maryland, and Georgetown. 

ANALYSIS:

When watching Therence Mayimba play basketball, the first word that comes to mind to describe his game is raw. He is freakishly athletic (he sometimes takes the jump ball for Montrose Christian as a small forward), but he really needs to work on the fluidity of his game. He dribbles and shoots so rigidly that he looks robotic at times. At 6'6, 200 lbs, Mayimba has prototypical size for a small forward. Since his game is still in the early stages of its development, he is primarily a defensive-minded player right now. That's not a bad thing. His former Team Takeover brother Victor Oladipo just made it to the NBA being primarily a defensive player. Mayimba plays his AAU ball for a stacked Team Takeover, a team that has multiple prospects heading to play at big time division one schools. His teammates include Phil Booth, four star shooting guard committed to Villanova, James Palmer, four star point guard committed to Miami, Dion Wiley, four star shooting guard committed to Maryland, and Martin Geben, four star power forward committed to Notre Dame. George Mason Head Coach Paul Hewitt is certainly hoping that playing with these guys for one more year raises his game to another level. Mayimba gives Hewitt his third commit for the class of 2014, joining another small forward in three star prospcet Eric Lockett and unranked center Trey Porter. Hewitt will certainly enjoy having a guy like Mayimba that thrives in the open court to change the pace some. George Mason averaged 18.2 seconds per possession last season, which ranked them 192nd, or in the middle of the pack according to KenPom.com. Mayimba could certainly help that by creating more fast break opportunities by playing stingy defense before leaking out quickly for easy baskets. He's going to be a nice addition for the George Mason program.

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Alex Kline