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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: November 22, 2016, 07:46 AM »
Hopefully all this nonsense about losing culture finally disappears.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: November 22, 2016, 07:45 AM »
Maybe this is the year!

Penn State Basketball / Re: Duke IGT
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:04 PM »
Feels like we're wasting Stevens by not putting him in the middle of the zone. Catching everything on the perimeter. That can work for him in a man matchup, but not in a zone. He's not a good enough shooter yet.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Duke IGT
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:02 PM »
I really hope we can get some live ball turnovers out there. Need to speed up this Duke team. They're doing a good job of slowing the game down.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Duke IGT
« on: November 19, 2016, 12:59 PM »
We're looking like we'll get blown out by 5 man Duke.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Duke IGT
« on: November 19, 2016, 12:53 PM »
We need to play much better against the zone. Going to see that a lot if we want to run.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 19, 2016, 06:42 AM »
If you want to make an argument that Penn state is closer to Villanova, then fine. If you want to loosely go off of what an offer is as the measure for competition, then by all means, but it's quite reckless to assume that much from offers.

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:43 PM »
It would be hard to justify Michigan as one of the 4 best teams in America if they go 2-2 in November.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Duke
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:42 PM »
If Josh is healthy, then he has to play. Those minutes would be going to either Isaiah, Nazeer or Davis. I'll take my chances with Josh.

I don't think Reaves is some kind of shut down on ball defender. Very few guys his age are. But he will most certainly help our defense imo.

We won't maintain that percentage but if we can be in the mid-70s, then that would be great.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 03:12 PM »
Painter has only played in garbage time so far, though I'm not sure why a VUHoops fanshot is proof that Penn State is now competition for Nova on the recruiting scene.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:48 PM »
Maybe.  But this is exactly why I'm saying we should be concerned with Nova -- in a lot of cases we ARE going after the same kids.

Ah ok, I see your point. Sure, I can buy that if you want to interpret it that way.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:47 PM »
Of course it matters if we get the recruit or not. In order to compete with Villanova, we have to win a recruiting battle to be considered competition. We haven't done this yet. If/when we do, then that will change things obviously.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:20 PM »
I wouldn't say we are so far away from that right now.  We are trying to get those kids that they are using to supplement the one and done guys they want.  So we are close to that territory.  And we are trying to get even closer.  Look at the guys on our 2018 list.  You don't think Nova wants any of those?

Do you think any of those guys on our 2018 list will commit to us over Nova? Because I don't.

But yes, we really are that far away from Nova, I'm surprised you see differently.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Jay wanted Lamar. They stayed in with Tony but he was a plan B for them.

Cooled on Lamar after they got Paschall, and Lamar wanted to go somewhere he could play right away iirc.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:38 AM »
We should certainly worry if Nova wants someone we want, but they're focusing on guys like Cameron Reddish, Lonnie Walker (who they lost out on), and other guys of that ilk. Jay Wright is trying to get into the 1 and done territory with guys, and supplement them with good upperclassmen.

We are so far away from that right now, it's a bit like worrying about Kentucky's recruiting. Until we beat Nova for a player that they are actively going for, then I'm not going to worry about what Nova is doing all that much.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Right, because we can't compete with them. We are left fighting for what Nova doesn't want.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:22 AM »
There's literally no point to worry about Nova's recruiting. We're competing with Temple and the middle of the pack B1G/Big East/ACC schools until further notice.

We play Purdue twice. They're going to smoke us on the glass if we don't start consistently putting butts on guys.

I'm still pretty worried about outside shooting. We really only have one guy who I feel good about taking 3s (Shep), I don't feel good about Banks unless it's a catch and shoot situation and Carr just hasn't taken enough to feel one way or the other.

I'm not confident a Moore-Watkins lineup can do really any sort of good for this team. Maybe they rebound a bit better, but the offensive issues are too prominent. Only guys we could realistically play with them are Carr-Shep-Banks, and really I'm not sure it'll be good for us.

It was a brief cameo vs. Duquesne, but a real argument can be made that Stevens is our 2nd-best center after Watkins.

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: November 16, 2016, 09:24 AM »
Ha, funnily enough I didn't remember that at all. Probably because I don't watch CFB unless it's Penn State related.

OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: November 16, 2016, 08:30 AM »
I would love it if we are in the playoff. I know we'd get slaughtered by Bama, but I'd rather be in the dance than not in it at all.

Penn State Basketball / Re: GCU IGT
« on: November 16, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Overall I'm pleased with the performance, still pretty worried about our defense (in particular defensive rebounding) and half court offense. I watch our offensive sets and think we may be one of the worst screen setting teams for Pat that I can remember in recent years. Not sure that the core root of the problem is but think it's legitimately a concern.

Biggest highlight to me from the first 3 games was Lamar Stevens. He's so good at imposing his will and getting to where he wants to go. He's already attempted 25 free throws, which is an insanely high number for just 3 games. He's been incredibly efficient on offense and has done a good job manning the top of the press with Reaves out. Watkins has been incredible too, one of the best shot blockers in the country already.

Carr looks terrific, and always seems to be in control. I expect we'll see some more freshman plays out of him like when he committed that charge in the 2nd half, but he seems to be quite steady, which isn't something one can say a lot about a freshman.

I hope we see more from Moore and Banks. Moore had a nice stat line yesterday but it still feels like he's got a long way to go on the defensive end. It just feels like there's a layup line whenever he's in. Banks' catch and shoot has likely improved but the rest of his game just hasn't developed a ton. If he can just keep shooting off the catch and avoid shooting off the dribble, I'll be thrilled.

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