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Penn State Basketball / Re: Tim Frazier in the NBA
« on: Today at 10:42 AM »
Frazier with 4 points (only 2 shots), 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 turnovers in 20 minutes last night.  Phil Pressey DNP'd, but the Blazers' coach said both Pressey and Frazier would have games where one would play the whole game as the #2 PG

He took the reigning MVP's cookies last night, too.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: October 6, 2015, 08:23 AM »
Ado's profile on 247 no longer lists Penn State as an official visit this weekend.

It may be a done deal to Miss St already.

247 piggybacks off Twitter information just like everybody else, if not moreso. They threw that in Ado's profile when Corey Evans tweeted that visit date, but didn't delete it when Evans clarified his tweet later that Ado's visit schedule wasn't set and those dates were no longer correct.

But Corey crystal-balling Ado to Mississippi State is certainly a concern. He certainly has contacts close to that recruitment.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Tracking the Commitments
« on: October 2, 2015, 11:00 AM »
Nice to be able to move this stuff from the Recruiting thread to the Commitment thread  8)

A look into Team Final...

Penn State Basketball / Re: SMU, Brown Sanctioned by NCAA
« on: September 29, 2015, 10:28 AM »
In case anyone's wondering, our potential matchup with SMU will be their 11th game, or the first game back for Larry from this 10-game suspension.

EDIT: Check that, it's a 9-game suspension. Their first game against Kent State will be his first game back.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 28, 2015, 01:50 PM »

Quote from: Phil Kornblut
Keita (6-10) has three more definite visits planned. He will go to Providence Oct. 16 and will also take visits to Temple and Penn State. He is considering LSU and UNLV for a possible fifth visit. Coaches from Providence are scheduled to be at his school today.

Don't write Keita off just yet.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Tracking the Commitments
« on: September 26, 2015, 04:16 PM »
Like to see No. 1 vs. No. 8.

Roman's coach Chris McNesby said on Comcast Sportsnet during Lamar's interview that 1 v 8 is happening this year.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:49 AM »
I originally read that to be Sedee Skyping from school while his parents were visited in the family home.... which is a very high-tech "in home" visit, but when the kid is away at Prep School it's probably a convenient way to make it happen.

I remember reading it yesterday as a presentation to two recruits, but now that I reread his edited post, I agree that the presentation was only for Keita, who is in prep school in New England. I imagine it would have to be a violation of some sort to have a younger recruit present, since it's a home visit presentation to a rising senior. We need Lar to cite the Skype recruiting bylaws.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:02 AM »
Here's the description of PC's pitch:

Posted: Yesterday 5:34 PM
They then linked in the player who is in New England at a prep school via skype... Another PSU coach was in New England with the player... They actively participated throughout the evening...
Last edited Yesterday 8:03 PM by phillyhoops4life

That whole thing was very impressive indeed (best stuff he's given yet). Anyone have any idea who he was talking about there?

2018 guard Eric Ayala. I edited my post yesterday to include that, but probably got lost in the shuffle. See below ....

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:21 PM »
Great recap of PC's presentation, followed by "ouch".

So maybe I wasn't wrong to write him off? The kid has just never seemed that interested in PSU. He never mentioned us in interviews I saw/read. I think there's a lotta outside pressure from Philly for him to consider PSU. But there's still football weekends for him to visit so there may be time to reschedule? Then again when kids make moves at this time in the calendar, it's for a purpose. Guys are coming off the board left and right.

Awesome inside perspective from Del on Chambers' closing presentations. We knew he was a salesman but wow.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:22 PM »
Five star:

How can anyone from Flint not go to MSU?

Big-time player! I'm expecting MSU, which would complete Izzo's best class ever. He'd join his AAU point guard Winston. Tony and Lamar match pretty well, all things considered! Team Final even beat their AAU team in EYBL play, although Winston sat out of that game.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 18, 2015, 05:24 PM »
I think heads may begin exploding in Philly. They can't comprehend how a Philly kid would forego Temple, 'Nova, etc. to go to PSU. It is a new world of recruiting for the guys in blue and white, that's for sure. Not sure I ever thought I'd see this kind of recruiting class.

Fall of the Big East + Rise of Big Ten + Stipends = PSU Win

Make sure you credit the staff a little bit there, too.  ;)

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 11, 2015, 10:57 AM »
But even if I didn't follow,

It's not the following or the mining, it's the checking-it frequency!

It's commitment season. The time spent is justified. How else would I know about the Xavier Simpson sagas of the world? ;D

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 11, 2015, 10:51 AM »

I don't know how many of you notice the Twitter feed near the top of the page, but a lot of this kind of stuff makes it into it.

Of course, you could just follow Eric (@BSD_Eric) and cut out the middle tweeter.

I spend too much of the 9-5 on twitter lol. Of the 780 accounts I follow, I'd bet about 400-500 are related to college hoops recruiting. But even if I didn't follow, it's not like data mining twitter through advanced searches is very hard either.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Big Ten hoops news
« on: September 11, 2015, 10:39 AM »
BSD: Point Guard Drama in 2016 Class

The article doesn't include Ohio State, who might grab one of the nation's best point guards.  I'll clue you all in if and when it happens in a couple weeks, if not sooner.

I didn't even think of considering Simmons, since he's more of a combo guard who has one-and-done potential. OSU is bringing in 5'9" AJ Harris this year, who I imagine will get significant run at PG over his time in Columbus. OSU's currently out of scholarships in their 2016 class and is only pursuing Simmons. They have a great chance at him, but I'd be surprised if they pull him away from UK. But you would know more about that than I would.  ;)

4-5 for me. Hope they can survive January mentally so they can pick up some wins at the end of the year when the schedule gets easier. This season could very well follow a similar trajectory as last year's. Maybe not a 12-1 start but a decent one from a manageable non-con, an ugly January, and then pick up some momentum going into March.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: September 7, 2015, 09:47 AM »
A troubling crystalball put in yesterday for Lamar Stevens to Marquette. Mark Miller has a stellar reputation up in Wisconsin for these sorts of things. Marquette was chasing top-50 prospect Amir Coffey, but the smoke coming from that recruitment suggests Coffey is about to pop for Minnesota. Wojo has one scholarship left and it seems like Stevens is now the priority for them. He's scheduled to officially visit MU on Sept. 18th and don't forget, Wojo snagged Traci Carter outta Philly in the spring. Carter's already off to a fast start with them after their European trip.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:10 PM »
Good article here on 2017 big man, Ejike Obinna. Surprisingly, PSU has not yet extended an offer despite having him on campus for Elite Camp in June. Since July, he's added 11 quality offers. Gotta wonder when PSU will extend one, or if guys like Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Aamir Simms are higher priorities in 2017.

2016 C Jayce Johnson is down to 5 schools and PSU didn't make the cut. Not a big surprise, but he would have been a big-time addition. Earned an offer in July.

Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: August 28, 2015, 08:20 AM »
With as many twitter stalkers as there are out there, I can't imagine only one person would have seen such a thing and that no one would have tweeted something about it.

This is when there needs to be a reality check into what people are really grasping at here. Dylan Painter would never publicly announce one of his life's biggest decisions via an updated twitter bio. C'mon now. Even if everyone saw the same thing that poster claims he saw, why would anyone think there's anything to it when he already gave an interview yesterday to the contrary?

Love this topic and glad to see someone try to counteract what I find to be the biggest shortcoming of the recruiting industry. I can't stand either some of the judgments made and words written about minors who fans have never met or know personally, all because of what information was leaked publicly about their recruitment (which is never the whole story anyway). I don't mean to condemn the industry or the plenty of talented writers that cover recruiting for Scout/Rivals/247 (I'm as big of a consumer of this stuff as anybody), but these guys drive narratives to increase engagement and readership and I'm sick of watching people fall for it every time. I wish some could keep a perspective when reading an interview with a 15- or 16-year-old prospect. These are kids that have no public speaking experience being borderline harassed about everything in regards to their college decision. As Del pointed out, for some of these players, they are the first of their entire family to even have the opportunity of going to college! As if those families have a clue what they're doing through this stressful process (or that we would, too, considering I don't know too many people that had 10+ scholarship offers to the finest institutions in the country out of high school). It's not conventional for them like it was for most of the middle class Americans that seem to be so offended when they don't understand these guy's decisions. It's quite aggravating, if anyone hasn't seen me lose my mind in the BSD comments from time to time.

Then again, I have no idea where folks get the audacity to criticize anything they don't fundamentally understand or have never experienced. But that's life, I guess.

OT / Re: All Things Soccer
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:41 PM »
Personally speaking, I think waking up on a Saturday morning after a hard week with a cup of coffee watching the Premier League is a pretty great thing because if you sat around to watch a game each time they are on, you're done watching by 2:30. Plenty of time to get other stuff done throughout the day.

I have friends that go to a bar in Harrisburg somewhere to watch the games and drink.  I didn't even know bars could serve beer in the morning like that. 
There's a local bar on 6th st that apparently was the place where the "hard core" US fans went during the world cup.  I wonder if that's the place.

Pretty sure Sturge's Speakeasy draws a decent soccer crowd for those morning games.

Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: August 3, 2015, 09:08 AM »
Due to geography alone, it makes too much sense that PSU would play Hampton.

And geography should actually matter, considering they're trying to fit these early round games into the most inconvenient 2-week window to be considered part of the exempt event. Pretty dumb timing with Finals week and the holidays. Colorado is playing their early round games back-to-back Dec. 18 and 19. So you'd think the difficulty of scheduling around these things would bring geography into play.

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