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Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: Yesterday at 05:10 PM »
From my memory, Stone kept them in the game last year, but it was Trimble who put the nail in the coffin for us. He had a horrible game, then he made some big shots in the last 5 minutes or so to win it.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: May 25, 2016, 06:15 PM »
Hopefully someone can put together a list of guys who declared (and had little intent of going pro) just because they wanted to take advantage of the new process vs. those who declared (with every intent of going pro) and decided to return to school because they realized they weren't going to get drafted.

Both are admirable, but it'd be interesting to see how many people actually changed their mind because of the new rule.

How do you even compile a list like that though?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: General College Hoops
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:15 AM »
Glad they finally found a coach. I wonder how many kids will stay. This will be a tough start and could take a few years for the team to be competitive.

They have 4 scholarship players at the moment.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2016-2017 OOC schedule discussion
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:33 AM »
We have nothing to lose. I'm not skiddish about playing them. Just that Duke's class is so great. We had a great class and weren't top 15 anywhere I believe. Duke got 4 top 15 recruits. Shows how great life can be when you are the rich.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2016-2017 OOC schedule discussion
« on: May 19, 2016, 06:59 PM »
Well, that's not going to make it any easier.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: May 18, 2016, 12:02 PM »
I would trade Okafor if it came down to it. Think teams are more likely to value his offense than Noel's defense. Wouldn't be surprised if we can get Noel on a cap friendly deal given his skill set.

But you also omitted Richaun Holmes, Carl Landry and Jerami Grant. They can't all be here if we get Simmons either. Personally I'd keep Grant since he is the more versatile of the 3. Hell even Covington plays best at the 4 too. Real log jam but Sixers have a lot of potential to make some good deals given their ability to take on salary, the picks they have and young centers they have.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: May 18, 2016, 08:43 AM »
All aboard the Ben Simmons v. Brandon Ingram debates for the next few weeks. I stand with Simmons.

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This guy can be a major piece of the puzzle if he's willing to bang a little. Definite stretch 4 (nice three-point touch) that can make our under-sized front court work.

5 - Julian - Mike
4 - Mike - Joe - Lamar
3 - Payton - Davis - Lamar - Joe -  Josh
2 - Shep - Josh - Davis (?) - Isaiah - Nazeer
1 - Terrence - Tony - Shep

Honestly, I think it's going to be tough to determine who our PGs are a lot of times when Tony's not in the game. I assume Shep and Terrence will split that duty. Shep's fine as a PG, so I don't see him demoted to 3rd PG status.

Not a demotion, he's going to start at 2 so he can bomb away!

He can be third option at PG. That doesn't mean he doesn't slide over there in some lineups.

I'm just not sure he'll be the 3rd option at PG. He's started 2 years at PG.

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This guy can be a major piece of the puzzle if he's willing to bang a little. Definite stretch 4 (nice three-point touch) that can make our under-sized front court work.

5 - Julian - Mike
4 - Mike - Joe - Lamar
3 - Payton - Davis - Lamar - Joe -  Josh
2 - Shep - Josh - Davis (?) - Isaiah - Nazeer
1 - Terrence - Tony - Shep

Honestly, I think it's going to be tough to determine who our PGs are a lot of times when Tony's not in the game. I assume Shep and Terrence will split that duty. Shep's fine as a PG, so I don't see him demoted to 3rd PG status.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: May 11, 2016, 01:05 PM »
I can't link because I am on my phone but Frank Molinaro is in! Due to doping violations at the Euro Qualifiers from Poland's and Ukraine's qualified representatives, they have had their results wiped and Olympic licenses revoked. Their licenses go to Georgia and Armenia's representative.

Now here's how this relates to Frank, Georgia's qualifier earned 1st in the Last Chance Qualifier in Mongolia in April. Bulgaria (Novachkov) ended in 4th in Mongolia when the top 3 qualified. So Novachkov will take Georgia's vacant spot in the Mongolia tourney and he is now deemed to have qualified at the Mongolia tournament.

Since Novachkov won the last chance qualifier in Turkey, that leaves a spot open from those games. Since after losing to Novachkov, he went on to finish 3rd and beat Novachkov's semifinal opponent, he now gets granted the Olympic license that was open. I hope that makes sense.

I understand, but the reasoning behind it is so convoluted that to me, it does not make sense.

To me, this is why Frank & Habat should have faced each other to determine a true third place. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that Frank is Rio bound, but he had the advantage of having the better draw in the tourney. Hands down, I think Tank beats Habat, but I think this convoluted result should be determined by results on the mat, not by the draw of the bracket.



I get that, but I do think this makes sense. The idea is that Novachkov should never have been there and Frank was the 2nd best wrestler that day on that side of the bracket. They assume for all intents and purposes that Frank would've been the finalist.

I do sympathize with Habat though, it's got to be painful that he didn't get a chance for Frank's spot.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: May 11, 2016, 10:58 AM »
I can't link because I am on my phone but Frank Molinaro is in! Due to doping violations at the Euro Qualifiers from Poland's and Ukraine's qualified representatives, they have had their results wiped and Olympic licenses revoked. Their licenses go to Georgia and Armenia's representative.

Now here's how this relates to Frank, Georgia's qualifier earned 1st in the Last Chance Qualifier in Mongolia in April. Bulgaria (Novachkov) ended in 4th in Mongolia when the top 3 qualified. So Novachkov will take Georgia's vacant spot in the Mongolia tourney and he is now deemed to have qualified at the Mongolia tournament.

Since Novachkov won the last chance qualifier in Turkey, that leaves a spot open from those games. Since after losing to Novachkov, he went on to finish 3rd and beat Novachkov's semifinal opponent, he now gets granted the Olympic license that was open. I hope that makes sense.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:32 AM »
If Saric's motives are economic, then he won't come. However, he does have a buyout this season in his contract and he has indicated to teammates already that he's coming. Couple that with he has stated his desire to be in the NBA after 2 years, I'm not so sure that we should doubt it. Mind, I'll be skeptical until he's here for training camp just because the economics could potentially change his decision.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:34 AM »
Pretty difficult I'd imagine. I believe PSU has hired an arbitrator for these cases to determine the validity of these claims. You'd have to have some sort of evidence I'd imagine.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: May 8, 2016, 07:22 PM »
What's the point in doing 3rd place for anything? Because they can.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: May 8, 2016, 05:36 PM »
Molinaro ended up winning bronze at the Turkey qualifiers. He went 5-2 during these two last chance qualifying tournaments, and his two losses were to Olympic Qualifiers. I think he's borderline Olympic level, the match with Gor in Mongolia was close until sketchy officiating got involved, and he lost to Novachkov in an incredibly tight match where he couldn't come out on top in the two defining moments of the match and that's what determined the match. He'll be 31 by the next set of qualifiers, maybe that can be his time.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: May 8, 2016, 09:02 AM »
Frank was given a pretty difficult draw. He had to get by a Euro and World Champion in R1, did that 3-2. He then faced a World Juniors silver medalist in R2, won that 7-6. Lost to Navachkov, who ended 4th in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia a couple of weeks ago, and was regarded as one of the favorites to qualify.

Frank was close on two takedowns, one late 1st where he ran out of time, and mid-2nd Navachkov countered a Frank hi-crotch (which is Frank's specialty) for 2 points, and that is what cost him the match. He gave the favorite a run for his money, but didn't get TDs at two critical points.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome Satchel Pierce!
« on: May 6, 2016, 04:49 PM »
We'll have 3 eligible grad transfers next year with Terrence Samuel, Julian Moore and Payton Banks. I fully expect that at least one ship is going to open up between one of these guys, and let's not forget someone else may transfer.

I don't know anything re: Pierce, but it at least offers Pat some flexibility with the 2017 class. We can certainly take a guard/forward now instead of being required to take a big since we'll have at least 2 on the roster in 17-18. That's the most noteworthy thing with this.

Welcome Satchel! Hope you enjoy your time at PSU!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Grad Transfer List
« on: April 27, 2016, 11:28 AM »
The grad transfer market is hard, all the good ones get snapped up by bigger fish and the leftovers are not good enough for P5 level.

We already were an undesirable location for grad transfers, so us striking out (seemingly anyway) shouldn't be a surprise. We look far more focused on filling the only available ship in 2017 and the 2018 class.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: April 26, 2016, 05:41 PM »
I would imagine that Geno went. His transfer announcement didn't occur until June I believe.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PSU hoops articles, videos, etc.
« on: April 24, 2016, 07:27 PM »
5K is a lot like a marathon if you don't incorporate distance.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 24, 2016, 06:03 PM »

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:45 AM »
Obinna is at the Pitt Jam Fest today. I'm not sure who else is.

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OT / Re: Penn Staters in the Rio Olympics
« on: April 24, 2016, 07:41 AM »
Gor lost to Batirov, so Molinaro was eliminated.

Frank's last chance to qualify for Rio will be in Turkey the weekend of May 6-8. He'll have to end top 2 to qualify.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Alumni Tracker Complete List
« on: April 24, 2016, 07:19 AM »
I'm not sure if he's throwing shade at Jermaine or not, it's hilarious though.

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