The Patriots got good news on Wednesday, landing Mount Vernon big man Greg Calixte for next season. The 6’8″, 230 lb. power forward will add size and depth to this George Mason roster. Calixte is a 2 star recruit who had a variety of offers, including those from Atlantic 10 teams La Salle and St. Bonaventure.
6-foot-8 @RENShoops and Mount Vernon big man Greg Calixte has committed to George Mason, he tells me. Great get for Dave Paulsen.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 12, 2017
Greg Calixte will help fill a gaping hole in George Mason’s frontcourt. Without Jalen Jenkins or Marquise Moore, the Patriots will lose a lot of power down low, especially on the glass. He and freshman forward Goanar Mar could see a lot of time at the 5 next year, as George Mason will be without a true center. Calixte becomes the third player from the Class of 2017 to commit to the Patriots, and they still have 2 spots left to fill.