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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 23, 2015, 08:22 AM »
I'm confident in most experienced college coaches' ability to coach fundamentals. This is a recruiting job.


1. Relationship job. VERY important for each coach to have positive coach/player mentoring relationship (which may last 5 years.)  Coaches need to mentor the players thru a very important and extremely busy part of players lives which the player must balance basketball/school work/college life/family life.
2. Recruiting job 
3. Fundamental basketball skills coaching

P.S.  Why do we not see many posts about GREAT fundamental basketball coaching done by PSU asst coaches to help develop star guards like Battle, Newbill and Frazier????   BUT we hear about the alleged lack of successful coaching at another position!!!!
   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Chambers seeking assistant coach?
« on: May 22, 2015, 05:58 PM »
Chambers knows what's at stake, and he believes Condon will get the job done.  I'm in no position to argue.  I have no reason to think that Condon won't be a great assistant.

Well stated.

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All I know is the coaching staff isn't doing themselves any favors in recruiting if one of their main pitches - immediate playing time - doesn't come to fruition for Reaves/Watkins when we're still undoubtedly towards the bottom of the league next year. Both of those guys are going to log major minutes from day one.
         
            
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I've watched Zemgulis play a few games posted on Youtube.  I know there have been a few concerns about his lack of scoring and general stat sheet stuffing, but I think he's going to be a player.  He is a very good athlete and a fantastic passer.  He gives up good looks because another guy has a better look.  He also had a putback dunk in traffic that was pretty eye opening

Thank you for the review!  I love "eyeball" reports!!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: May 20, 2015, 09:51 AM »
http://pennstate.247sports.com/Bolt/Chambers-looking-to-embrace-potential-rule-change-37362140


I just think the proposed new 30 second rule will not lead to better basketball. I see it creating more bad shots and maybe more turnovers!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus if refs try make the game less physical does this lead to more fouls??  How is that fun to watch??
A game with any more bad shots and any more whistle blowing may not be watchable by my eyes!!   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:25 PM »
Just watched video of coach Franklin's address today. I think he mentioned the importance of having large leads in some games to get back-up players some game reps!!!!!!!!!
Just wondering how this might apply to hoops and OCC scheduling.  ;)

Cheers, 
Cupcake Man  8)   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Re: Welcome to campus Josh Reaves
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:46 PM »
Shep - started last year, no reason he won't this season after a great freshman campaignGeno - didn't start originally last year but improved so much and was a starter by the end, keeps his placeReaves - best prospect we've recruited and gotten on campus in a while, expecting him to startTaylor - think he's going to have a breakout season and will start for sure, like he's done the last 2 yearsDickerson - started every game I think last season, so he'll start again
   
            
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While he may not be the starter for the first game, I think Watkins will be our team's best player next season.
I also think Reaves will have a fine season.
                  

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:24 AM »
Anyone who thinks you don't get better by playing better competition has never played.
Sure you can get better playing against high quality opponents. Well, some times anyway. Plus, it's always a matter of just how many top games are needed. College seasons have become marathons!!
A Top 5 conference team most always plays 20 or more high quality games in their conference schedules, post conference tournaments and  almost mandatory exempt OCC made for TV tournament. That is enough! There is a need for RPI friendly cupcakes to balance out the schedule!
REMEMBER the kids are full time college students!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome to campus Josh Reaves
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:10 PM »
Great news. Very impressive commitment to the program!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:09 PM »
If a team plays a bunch of cupcakes during the OOC, they will not be physically nor psychologically prepared for the onslaught of the Big Ten.  Just the way things are.

Disagree. I don't think any top 5 conference coach really buys into this. They may give it "coach speak" lip service but I think they have VASTLY different ACTUAL reasons for playing a tough OOC game. I believe these reason are:
  1. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  (If a coach is getting paid a couple of Mil a year or more then he must be a big earner for the program. Made for TV games are very common in the OOC.
  2. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$   (Same reasoning as above.)
  3. Keeping your brand name in the news ..................(not a biggie because most/all top conference teams are in the news enough. But more PR can't hurt!
  4. RPI stuff  (Discussed at length on this forum.)  (this can be done without much of a  threat of losing games!!!!)     

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:34 AM »
For the record I like PSU to WIN games.  This season we may need all the help we can get!!!

P.S.  I'll ask Cupcake Man  8) what he thinks of twinkies!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: May 16, 2015, 06:35 PM »
Updated based on what we currently know:

H- DePaul
H- Las Vegas Classic
H- Las Vegas Classic
N- Las Vegas Classic
N- Las Vegas Classic
A- Boston College
A- Drexel
A- Duquense

Probably 5 more games yet to be announced...imagine they'll all be home...it'd be nice if at least one was the start of a H-H series and not just a buy game.

Almost 100% certain we are also @ George Washington. Leaves four slots.

Yes I'm pretty confident also that we are at GW as well

So far....................too few home games!

Just saying,
Cupcake Man  8)   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: May 16, 2015, 05:57 PM »
Updated based on what we currently know:

H- DePaul
H- Las Vegas Classic
H- Las Vegas Classic
N- Las Vegas Classic
N- Las Vegas Classic
A- Boston College
A- Drexel
A- Duquense

Probably 5 more games yet to be announced...imagine they'll all be home...it'd be nice if at least one was the start of a H-H series and not just a buy game.

Almost 100% certain we are also @ George Washington. Leaves four slots.

Don't we play Marshall also?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Re-Welcome Joe Hampton!!
« on: May 16, 2015, 05:55 PM »
Can he play defense?

NOT important at this time. Let's revisit it approx. 17 months from now!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Re-Welcome Joe Hampton!!
« on: May 16, 2015, 04:32 PM »
Not worried about position.  He can shoot, pass, and dribble

I agree. Position is variable to his teammates.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:47 PM »
http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cbask/news/news.aspx?id=823802

Change I like best is the elimination of coaches calling time outs when the ball is in play. 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Joe Hampton!!
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:01 PM »
Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop    4m 4 minutes ago

2016 DC Premier (DC) PF Joe Hampton announces he is re-committing to Penn State.

Welcome back, Joe!!!!

 young joseph @JoeH_25    7m 7 minutes ago

I decided to commit back to Penn State University 🙏🏽🏀💯⚪️🔵

Interesting..................

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Penn State Basketball / Re: RIP Fran Fisher
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:14 AM »
How long did Fran broadcast PSU basketball?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: RIP Fran Fisher
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:12 AM »
Talked to him several times. Seemed like a GREAT guy!!
Loved his broadcasting!! 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Newbill
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:40 AM »
My 2 cents:

DJ was BY FAR, BY FAR, BY FAR our best offensive player this season!

IF he didn't lead the team in shots attempted by a large margin something would be wrong.
IF he didn't lead the team in shots attempted by a large margin a high number of our games would have been beyond watchable!!!!!

P.S. DJ is an all time PSU great player...............and a great team player!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Nazeer Bostick commits to PSU
« on: May 1, 2015, 07:11 AM »
Welcome to PSU!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 23, 2015, 11:31 AM »
These were the days when a handful of the games were on WITF, the local PBS station.

I think I remember a Pittsburgh channel picking up some PSU games during that era!   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:32 AM »
It isn't in our best interest to play Nova right now. The last thing we want to do is play a team we compete with for a lot of recruits and lose to them consistently. We are better off separating for now

I agree!!

It's great to be back,  :)
Cupcake Man  8)

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: April 22, 2015, 09:28 AM »
Big Ten's way of developing more of its footprint in the NYC area

Good point. I agree! It's just the league "doing it's job!" 

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