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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 06:13 PM »
Stevens is suddenly trending to Penn State with 2 crystal balls (25%). 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 03:49 PM »
Josh Verlin ‏@jmverlin 11m11 minutes ago

Villanova has just offered 2016 PF Dylan Painter (Team Final/Hershey, Pa.).

Josh Verlin ‏@jmverlin 9m9 minutes ago

Painter also will be cutting his list of 25+ schools down to seven later this evening, he tells CoBL.

On such a great day for the program, the new about Painter and Nova makes me a little concerned.  I got the impression that if he went anywhere besides PSU, it'd be Nova.

Well, with Carr on board, maybe that opens the door to someone even better if Painter decides to go with a Johnny come lately offer instead of the school that committed to him early.  Plus, I think what we have to offer a kid like Painter keeps getting better and better.  Maybe he sees that like Carr does.  I love that Carr sees what PSU has to offer off the court as well as on the court.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Tony Carr!!
« on: Today at 03:42 PM »
Per 247
2014 PSU #87 (3 commits) Pitt #95 (3)
2015 PSU #42 (3) Pitt #73 (2)
2016 PSU #7 (3) Pitt #48 (1)

The class calculator on 247 Sports has a score of 46.63 if you add in Painter and Stevens. I'd bet Painter gets a bump in ratings, therefore a bump in that score too.

Interesting numbers.  Rankings are all over the board though.  ESPN shows our class ranked 32nd now.  Regardless of national rank, if we start putting together consecutive classes that rank in the top half / top quarter of the B1G, then we should be able to see that translate onto the court in a couple of years.  Getting to that point is the next step for us now that we are getting better recruits.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Tony Carr!!
« on: Today at 03:03 PM »
November can't come soon enough, glad we have his verbal.  This could turn out to be a special class.

Yes, if Carr and Bostick can convince Stevens and Painter to join them, wow.  That could be a top 10 class at the end of the cycle, not just now.
Hate to be the downer, but...

If Stevens and Painter join (OMG YES), then it wouldn't be a Top 10 class. It'd be around 20th according to the class calculator on 247 and comparing that score to previous recruiting class rankings on 247... still that's REALLY good for us and what we need to be competing for NCAA bids.

How can that be possible?  Unless it's using the 247 rating for all of those guys -- they have every guy rated lower than the composite (and Painter is NR).  247 is good for football, but I have yet to see any signs that they are serious about basketball.  Painter doesn't show up on the PSU target list.  Hampton is shown under Small Forward, but they show him as PF.  And there are many other things I've notice as well -- too many to mention.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Tony Carr!!
« on: Today at 02:56 PM »
Just to avoid clogging the Recruiting thread, here we can discuss a huge commitment for Pat Chambers and his staff.

Josh Verlin @jmverlin
Penn State fans, rejoice--Tony Carr will be a Nittany Lion: http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/show/539960?referrer_id=1599966


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I believe I can go there and change the whole landscape, with guys like Nazeer Bostick and Josh Reaves and Mike watkins and Joe Hampton, Carr said. I feel like we can change the whole school around make history up there and be special.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Tony Carr!!
« on: Today at 02:40 PM »
November can't come soon enough, glad we have his verbal.  This could turn out to be a special class.

Yes, if Carr and Bostick can convince Stevens and Painter to join them, wow.  That could be a top 10 class at the end of the cycle, not just now.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Welcome, Tony Carr!!
« on: Today at 02:23 PM »
In PC and TC we trust.

And RC (Roman Catholic).

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 02:22 PM »
Three Roman Catholic players in three classes?  Plus two Oak Hill Academy players in two classes?  WTF is going on around here?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 02:14 PM »
Things are getting more and more exciting.  This class is heading toward a higher ranking than last class' top 25 mark.  Could it really be happening?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 02:04 PM »
Expected Nazeer to be there, but a bit of a surprise with Watkins in attendance. Very excited! Can't believe we never created a Tone Carr topic like we did with Jeter and that never approached the replies record. Such a wasted opportunity. ;D

Reaves also tweeted that he hopes Carr joins the family.  Gotta believe these kids know something, right?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: Today at 01:29 PM »
Even though I realize Carr is a tremendous get and the #1 player in the state, I still am not quite sure about just the level of player we'd be getting....

Hope someone really breaks down what he does so well, or how he compares to getting a shep garner or josh reaves...


Scout, seems consensus view:

A long, wiry guard, Carr has grown to 6-foot-4 so clearly has good size for the point guard position. Hes quick and has a terrific handle. At the high school level, he doesnt have any problems breaking down defenders and getting into the paint. Hes also good in transition, has impressive vision and can really pass the ball. His size, speed and ability to run the point guard standout.

Strengths

Ability to Create
Transition Player
Upside/Potential

Areas to Improve

3-Point Range
Catch and Shoot
Shooting Off Dribble


247 composite rating has him #53 overall, #9 PG.  His composite score of 0.9756 is really high compared to Shep (0.8775) and Reaves (0.9366).

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Today at 09:28 AM »

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: Yesterday at 10:39 PM »
But instead, we have someone who is trying to dodge the issue to avoid having being the one without a chair when the music stops,

This was his testimony at the grand jury. Every Penn Stater's actions before the grand jury suggest that they didn't think anyone was in any trouble at all but Sandusky, and they didn't need to worry about any blowback. It was only after the presentment that the idea of Penn State blowing a chance to catch the guy - and much later, the idea that they conspired to cover it up - came up. If he had said that after the explosion, maybe. But at that point he was just recalling what they seem to see as a non-incident.


They did not think there would be any blowback ?!?!?!

....may I refer you to the very first pair of posts in this thread.

tjb, you seem to have a fixed and opinion on this, and do not want to budge.

Are you telling me that Schultz was testifying to a GRAND JURY about Sandusky, relating to a child rape in 2002 that was reported to him, yet went no further, and he did not think that he was going to be in the crosshairs ?!?!?

You must think these guys are either naive or just plain stupid.

Or they felt they handled things correctly. They thought it was horseplay, they had legal counsel provide guidance, they really did report him.....  Any of those could be reasons why they didn't think they had a problem.

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OT / Re: PSU Football Rival?
« on: Yesterday at 09:04 PM »
In 2017 and 2018, Maryland is our last game. 2019 it's Rutgers. Is this the conference manufacturing rivalries for us? 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: July 31, 2015, 10:07 PM »
I think we get one of those in August.

So in an hour and 53 minutes?  Cool.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: July 31, 2015, 09:11 PM »
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This tweet is from 6/30.  Did anyone commit that day? 

June 30th is the day that Terrence Samuel committed.

Okay. In my mind it seems like he committed more than just a month ago.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Recruiting
« on: July 31, 2015, 08:28 PM »
https://twitter.com/Coach_Chambers/status/616006534154338304

Chambers usually also tweets that when "it's happening" and I haven't seen him tweet that in a while. I don't think it's happening these past 2 times. Sorry guys.

This tweet is from 6/30.  Did anyone commit that day? 

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OT / Re: OT: Big Ten football
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Don't be silly. These are the home and home series with schools like Pitt. We should have these games anyway.

What happens AFTER this 4 game series ends! I do NOT think continuing the series would be a good idea.
IF the league goes to a 9 game conference schedule the HC should have maximum scheduling flexibility! No silly Big 5 requirement!!
The HC should be able to schedule 3 home cupcakes  :D if he thinks it's in the best interest of his team!!   

Cupcake Man   8)

Oh boy. Sounds like fun. 👎

After Pitt maybe Virginia Tech, West Virginia, UVA, Syracuse.....  Doesn't have to be Alabama.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:18 PM »
Sixers traded Jason Thompson to the Warriors for Gerald Wallace, cash and draft considerations of some sort.

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OT / Re: OT: Big Ten football
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:15 PM »
Is not the league going to a 9 game conference schedule?? 
I think the Big 5 non conference requirement is out of line!!! 

I do football too.......,
Cupcake Man   8)   

P.S. Bottom dwelling Big 5 schools will now be in great demand and will be able to name their price!

Don't be silly. These are the home and home series with schools like Pitt. We should have these games anyway.

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OT / Re: Cord cutting
« on: July 31, 2015, 12:27 PM »
Right, I was responding to Tim's post.

Okay. It's easier to follow if you quote what you are responding to. But you know that already.

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OT / Re: Cord cutting
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:28 AM »
You'll still need your cord for Roku and Chromecast though.

I was responding to your follow up post about something eventually coming for cord cutters. I'm assuming I'll be borrowing mom's iPad or watching elsewhere this season.

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:26 AM »
Conspiracy theories aside, that report is chilling.

Given the amount of publicity this case has received, and the stature of Sandusky at the time it was filed, isn't it most likely that someone would know if a report had actually been filed, and that they would have come forward, no? Unless they are all dead, or in on it. Surely Curley's lawyer would have sent out a signal?

Believe it or not, there are lots of people in this world who still don't know who Sandusky is. That's one angle. And if they got the report and the investigation died, who would want to come forward to admit they blew it?

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OT / Re: Cord cutting
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:22 AM »
Excellent news. Then I'll be able to be completely legit with no gray areas (well except I still need a Root Sports solution).

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Football
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:06 AM »
Watched Franklin's media conference. Getting me fired up for the season. Thinking about all of the offensive weapons we have is exciting. But they aren't worth anything if the line isn't vastly improved from last year. Hope the two transfers can help upgrade. The depth is a ton better at least.

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