Tuesday, August 14, 2012

George Mason lands impact transfer

The 2011 All-Met Player of the Year may be leaving Georgetown, but she's not leaving town.

Hoyas transfer guard Taylor Brown will stay in the Washington area and join the Patriots, George Mason announced Wednesday. As a senior at Bishop McNamara, the 5-7 Brown averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 steals and 3.9 assists and was named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the Gatorade State Player of the Year (Maryland) in addition to heading up the Washington Post's All-Met squad. Talk about a recruiting coup. We can't remember being this excited about an incoming Patriot since, ah, since...help us out, George Mason fans. When's the last time the Patriots bagged a player with this kind of resume?

Last season, Brown joined a veteran Georgetown team featuring seven seniors and had to battle for minutes. Yet she still made 12 starts, appeared in all 32 games and averaged 4.1 points per contest during the 2011-12 campaign. Brown appeared poised for a much greater role with the Hoyas as a sophomore, but Georgetown underwent a dramatic change in April when head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy resigned to accept the same position at Auburn. Keith Brown, an assistant and Williams-Flournoy's lead recruiter the past five seasons, moved up to fill the vacancy, but in early July, the school announced that Brown had decided to move on.

Brown will have to sit out the 2012-13 season but will then have three seasons to display her major Division I talent for the Patriots. .


  1. With the way that Jeri Porter has run this team, I definitely see GMU competing with the top echelon of the CAA within 2 years. Do you guys think that GMU can pull off some crazy upsets this or next year based on the direction of which this team is heading?

  2. If Coach Porter does not get Taylor Brown any help, they will remain where they are. Porter has not done a great job recruiting top talent from the DMV area. This is why she was hired. Porter is from MD. Porter is very polish with dealing with the folks that can benefit her program like the other local schools are.