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There is no doubt a good PG will help, but entire floors needs to have better vision.
Gives me an excuse to re-post Rick Barry snippet from a radio show yesterday:
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I got a chance to see Carmody last year as a freshman and reported back here that I thought he was good, but not a Power 5 player. Didn't think he was athletic enough to play the wing at this level, but if they are projecting him to grow a couple more inches to be a face up 4 (his dad is pretty tall) then absolutely. Will be interesting to see, if he doesn't have another growth spurt, how it plays out.
The seven-foot Alexis actually came to Philadelphia University as a transfer from Penn State. He talks about the journey from State College to Philadelphia.
“Coach (Patrick) Chambers at Penn State used to play for Coach Magee so he had the contact right there,” Alexis says. “He kind of said, ‘I know this school, they’re going to be graduating a big guy, you’ll probably fit right into the system. Their offense really looks to try to get the ball into the paint.’ So he hooked me up with Coach Magee, (Associate Head) Coach (Jimmy) Reilly. They came down, showed me a couple videos of how they’d want to use me in the offense and the defense. Took a visit up here, liked what I saw when I came to a game and I just ended up coming here.”
And Alexis says it was the right move.
“Fit right in,” Alexis says. “Team came together as soon as I came in. It’s been a great four years. I’ve got to thank Coach Magee and Coach Reilly for giving me this opportunity.”
Do you mean "had" that success...like 3 years ago?
Or do you mean he's playing pro somewhere and is currently having that kind of success?
I google and didn't come up with anything...
Eric - let's not forget the morans who can't even spell his name right.
Totally agree. I think our style of play on offense without a Tim Frazier-like facilitator hurt his game, too. But at this point, mentally, he just seems to be a lost cause. I probably would be too, if what's written about him was written about me.
You don't feel like a lost cause mentally after reading the comments section of some of your BSD stuff?
Honestly, Jack showed as much potential in his first year here as nearly any other big man we've had here the last 10 years. He just hasn't had a great last 2 years, and I'm not totally sure why.
You go back to the start of his sophomore year and he was progressing quite nicely, we were running pick n pop plays for him to start the game and it looked like he was developing into a really decent stretch 4. I can't remember if he got injured or what happened but a few games into the B1G slate he just seemed to hit a wall and has never completely recovered since then. His outside shooting ability disappeared and he has just had that deer in the headlights look ever since. I hope he snaps out of it here in the second half of his final year, I think he seems like a really great kid and it's been sad to see him struggle after a promising start to his career.
I remember that Marshall game his soph year where he had like 18 points, 7 rebounds, 7 blocks in 25 minutes or something.
I agree with that rotation, just need to stay out of foul trouble.
I know I have been hard on Jack, and that he's busting his butt for this team. He has some good flashes - I'm not mad at him as a player, he's doing what he can. Rather, the whole situation that we snagged a Duquesne decommit who had no parallel options when the coach left. It's not Jack's fault, but that ship should have been held... Could have been helpful this season. But it is what it is - certainly not Jack's fault, he seized an opportunity that was given to him. I'll lay off.
Almost immediately after Everhart's firing schools such as Penn State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth, Belmont, Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph's and St. Bonaventure, among others, began contacting Jack's coaches to express their interest.
His final five included Davidson and St. Bonaventure.
"It was real tough for me to be able to decide which one I liked better," said Jack.
He had plenty of choices. Minnesota and Northwestern of the Big Ten made offers. So did Washington State, Vermont, Fordham and Drexel.
Several of Duquesne's Atlantic 10 rivals offered, including LaSalle, George Washington and Fordham.
Eric and others. Do we have a shot at this kid? He seems to have very close ties to Lamar. #7 in the nation in his class and a PSU offer.
So it looks as if VATech is in the enviable position of having three head coaches on the payroll. I'm sure there are others.
Tough to judge from just one game, but EMU's #2 (Thompson?) has a hell of a lot of talent, but had a ten cent head today.