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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Yesterday at 10:52 AM »
There's been no news on Samir Doughty. However, it was known that he wasn't shy about stating his interest in Steve Lavin. Now, whether or not he tries to get out of his LOI is another story. He signed one with the Johnnies back in November, so that could also effect any decision he makes.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: Yesterday at 09:13 AM »
At some point you have to say these are our guys and we are going to go forward.

You will probably have your wish. Though, I'm not seeing anyone upset we lost out on MCW. KJ McDaniels is doing nothing but getting splinters in Houston.

OT / Re: Racism - homophobia discussion
« on: March 28, 2015, 02:23 PM »
I was talking about the white people in the audience that did NOT raise their hands, not the black ones who did.  They are the ones who would have reacted 2 different ways depending on the situation.

But those people aren't racist. They just don't want to do anything that would make them seem racist. That's the whole point.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Visit today
« on: March 27, 2015, 11:52 AM »
UGH. I thought today was the 26th. I am a mess.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Visit today
« on: March 27, 2015, 11:40 AM »
Jahshire Hardnett is visiting tomorrow, that we do know. But he's from Mississippi.

OT / Re: Re: 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Transfer Speculation
« on: March 27, 2015, 11:40 AM »
I've found (in general) that the people who are preaching that we should be tolerant are among the most intolerant people of all. People who preach for tolerance have to accept the intolerant themselves or else live their lives in contradiction. 

When Michael Sam came out, my original thought was cool, good for him for not being afraid to say who he is. Then moved on with my day. Hopefully Derrick Gordon will not be judged for who he loves and can go to a school that will accept him for who he is.

Whenever someone needs to tell you how tolerant and accepting they are of other stuff, they are generally not practicing what they preach at all. All say and not enough do. I'm cool with other cultures and the like. But it's okay to admit that some cultures aren't for you and you won't understand them.

I was at Joe Rogan's stand up show last October in Philadelphia. The comic he had on before him was Ian Edwards. Ian (who is black) asked the audience a question, "if you saw three black men in hoodies walking down the sidewalk towards you, would you cross the street?" Pretty much no one raise their hand except for the black guys in the audience and he was laughing at all the non-blacks for trying to be so accepting (and he made it far funnier than I did). It's cool to admit that you'd be uncomfortable in that situation, just like it's cool to admit that some elements of some cultures make you feel uneasy or you don't understand them.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Visit today
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:22 AM »
I'm not seeing anything on Twitter. We were supposed to have John Carlos-Reyes visit but that's been rescheduled.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:41 PM »

RT @ehoopsshowcase: 2018 Arlington Country Day (FL) big man Kenneth Nwuba received offers from Virginia Tech & Penn State.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:52 PM »
Nerlens doesn't even average 10 points per game or 10 rebounds per game. Sure he blocks shots and gets steals, but those aren't stats for bad team players to put up. Nerlens' game is developing and he's not a go to scorer. His jump in stats becomes that much more promising because of it.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 26, 2015, 12:27 PM »
The Lakers could sign Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo and I still don't think they'd be a playoff team in the West.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 26, 2015, 10:49 AM »
As far as picks, I don't see them getting the lakers pick and I see the lakers getting back into the playoffs next year.

How will the Lakers get back to the playoffs?

The West is killer. Unless they make some crazy moves, I don't see how they even overtake the Pelicans. They are in a division where they are the worst team by 6 games. It's going to take one hell of an offseason to get to the playoffs.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: March 26, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Well the key word in the tweet is reschedule, so something probably came up and I wouldn't look to much into it.  I found a Thursday official visit a bit odd anyway.

I saw that. Given that it was revealed yesterday that he was coming here, for it to all of a sudden be rescheduled, leads me to be concerned that something could've happened. Hopefully it is nothing serious and I'm not trying to suggest that he is no longer interested in us. I'm actually concerned that maybe something personal has happened. Granted, I'm just speculating and may be very wrong. It just seems like a real quick change, but hey, maybe this visit has been scheduled for a while and we didn't know about it until yesterday.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:34 AM »
Noel is straight up awesome. He is not going to win the Rookie of the Year but he should be in the conversation.

Great day for Sixers draft watchers:

Lakers won.
Orlando lost.
Washington lost (so OKC's blowout loss to San Antonio last night doesn't effect their draft position).

So now, the Lakers are only 3 games back of the Magic. Not convinced the Lakers will pass them but they could tie the Magic. In that case, the NBA takes the average of the two positions and the teams get the same amount of ping pong balls. The number of ping pong balls the two teams get would be the average of the two lottery positions.

To put it more simply, the Magic and the Lakers would get the average of ping pong balls between the 4th and 5th positions.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:18 AM »
Hopefully everything is alright since it seems like a quick change.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:10 PM »
I am on board with whatever the coach decides to do. I think next season's team would benefit most from a big that can either play right away or a PG that can play right away. Granted, that may not be in our best interests long term.

Carlos-Reyes seems smooth and athletic with a terrorizing presence on defense. Unfortunately the 2 minute clip on YouTube really gives no highlights at all apart from blocked shots and picks set for some reason.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 25, 2015, 03:37 PM »
I just spoke to Cupcake Man  8)  and he is compiling his official 2014-15 OOC schedule after the fact review newsletter.
Stay tuned   ;) 

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 25, 2015, 12:45 PM »
OK, if he isn't playing both sides, then he's certainly straddling the fence.

He acknowledges that it was a "pretty good schedule" but goes on to say "I don't like the schedule".

He acknowledges it's a pretty good schedule for RPI terms in my eyes when I see his quotes. That doesn't mean he has to like the schedule. To say he doesn't like the schedule and to be fearful that it didn't prepare us adequately for the rest of our season doesn't mean the schedule wasn't pretty good for RPI terms (given that 10/13 teams ended up in the 100-250 range that was a fair assessment at the time and is still one today).

That's not standing on the fence, that's taking two positions that aren't all that inconsistent with each other. Unless you are operating under the assumption that if the schedule is pretty good for the RPI, so that means he should like it, you can't view his position as inconsistent. I don't necessarily think that it was inconsistent to think the schedule could be fine for RPI terms but bad in terms of preparing us for the B1G.

Do we know if the staff has been in contact with Shonn Miller?

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 25, 2015, 04:28 AM »
lol i don't think i'm playing both sides of this thing, I didn't like the schedule but admitted it wasn't quite as bad as 2009.   frankly, i don't know how i got dragged into the center of this discussion between two other people at all.  leave me out your arguments people, i get in enough of my own!

Yea, I'm not sure how you are playing both sides.

Saying it's not as bad as 2009 is not the same as saying you liked the schedule. On the 2009 to 2011 scale for OOC scheduling, it was far closer to 2009 than 2011 (though not as bad). You didn't say anything that made it seem like it was 2009, you didn't say anything that made it seem like it was 2011.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: March 24, 2015, 03:00 PM »
How about we get both the Cornell guy and Hardnett, and have a "carefrontation" with someone from Lycoming county (no names)?  I'm really thinking maybe why we burnt his RS this season over basically nothing, is so he at least still has it to use for a transfer year??

How about we don't oversign with the intent to carefront someone?

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:25 AM »
There's also more road games which will help our RPI.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:24 PM »
-- Penn State's 2015-16 non-conference schedule is close to being finalized, Chambers said. He said it would be similar to this season's -- low on teams capable of dragging down the Nittany Lions' RPI -- but would include a few more road games this year.

Thanks to CAPPY for putting this in the articles thread, but felt it deserved an extra shout out here.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 23, 2015, 04:24 PM »
Noel's production did improve but it's noticably gone up in the last 10 games or so.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 23, 2015, 03:19 PM »
My only surprise re: MCW was the timing of the trade. I didn't think that kind of deal would occur during the season because of his contract and that it would likely need a lot of moving parts. Hell, it took a 4 team deal to trade him in season, that's crazy and not all that usual during the season. Just look at how well Noel's played since MCW was traded and we replaced MCW with Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan. Noel's production has dramatically increased.

OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: March 23, 2015, 03:18 PM »
Bucks record since MCW trade - 4-13
Sixers record since MCW trade - 5-12

But I don't think it's likely that the Lakers pick is out of the lottery. For one, for the Sixers to not get it in 16 or 17 would mean that the Lakers go into the top 3 both years. Which while possible, isn't incredibly likely as we will probably find out this year.

And like I said, I didn't think MCW was a piece the Sixers liked long term and with the possibility of getting the Lakers pick with it, I don't see how it would be responsible to keep him. He's a guard who doesn't finish well in the paint or shoot well, but yet is selfish and not a great sharer of the ball. His defensive potential is interesting but Milwaukee, a playoff team doing fine before the trade (though they weren't going anywhere), has been a disaster since acquiring him, and he's been a large part of their problems.

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