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Penn State Basketball / 2014 guard Shep Garner to Penn State
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:19 AM »

BREAKING: 2014 Team Final (PA) guard Shep Garner will stay in-state to play at Penn State.

Damn. Chambers is killing it in PA!

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Penn State Basketball / 2015 F Mike Watkins to Penn State
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:35 PM »
Penn State has landed a verbal commitment from 2015 Team Philly (PA) forward Mike Watkins, per a source.

Team Philly 2015 Michael Watkins is one to watch in 2015.  Best shot-blocker here not named Goodluck #phillyjamfest

Temple & Drexel had also expressed interest as of May.

Watkins to Penn State is very interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if that opens back up at some point. It's early and his ceiling is high.

Penn State Basketball / Brandon Austin Decommit?
« on: July 22, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Getting word that Brandon Austin de-committed from Penn State. Working on story.

Too early to say, but way to go Penn State football?  :-\

Penn State Basketball / Delvon Roe
« on: March 1, 2012, 01:43 PM »

EAST LANSING -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Friday he wanted retired forward Delvon Roe to play against Ohio State in a nostalgic return to the court on Senior Day, but the school has determined that NCAA eligibility rules will not allow for Roe to dress for the game.

From cream cheese on bagels to this, the NCAA has some odd rules.

So, Wisconsin can play a pro baseball player at QB, but wrong for MSU to play injured cager and actor on senior night?


Penn State Basketball / Tim Frazier leading the country in...
« on: December 4, 2011, 12:24 AM »
Assist Rate:

1) Tim Frazier: 56.5
2) Josh Watkins (Utah): 52.8

Assist Rate (ARate): This is assists divided by the field goals made by the player’s teammates while he is on the court.

Other notables:
Scott Machado - 6th
Kendall Marshall - 7th
Peyton Siva - 21st
Scoop Jardine - 38th
Matthew Dellavedova - 40th
Jordan Taylor - NR

Frazier is also ranked 11th in the country in "% of possessions used"

Penn State Basketball / KenPom Now Subscription Based
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:28 AM »

An easy $20 to fork over for a great service.

Penn State Basketball / Katz: Penn State OOC Grade
« on: October 7, 2011, 12:32 PM »


Toughest: Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Nov. 19-20)
Next-toughest: at Boston College (Nov. 30), Ole Miss (Dec. 4), at Duquesne (Dec. 10)
The rest: Hartford (Nov. 12), Radford (Nov. 14), Long Island (Nov. 16), Youngstown State (Nov. 23), Lafayette (Dec. 7), Mount St. Mary's (Dec. 18), Cornell (Dec. 21)
Toughness scale (1-10): 4 -- At first glance, it doesn't look like much, but that's before you realize the rebuilding Nittany Lions -- with their first-year head coach, Patrick Chambers, and distinct lack of former four-year star Talor Battle -- will face Kentucky in the first round of the Hall of Fame tournament at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena. That one could get ugly. Then it's either Old Dominion or South Florida on day two. A visit to rebuilding BC could just be ugly, period, while a short trip to play a better-than-you-think Duquesne team is tricky. This schedule could be tougher, sure. But for this team, this season, it might already be tougher than required.

Iowa has the easiest B10 schedule with a grade of 2 and Wisconsin has the toughest with a grade of 10.


“This is where I wanted to be,” he said Thursday by phone. “I enjoy getting back on the floor, I enjoy the stuff that basketball coaches do. Not the development things, not the going around and speaking. I can focus on my team.

“I’m looking at yachts coming into the harbor right now. It’s a beautiful place. I don’t regret the move at all.”

Penn State Basketball / Akosa in ER?
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:59 PM »

Probably not for himself since hes tweeting, but it'd be nice for some of us to show some support on Twitter if anything really negative comes out of this.

Hoping all is okay.

WOW! Tking deposits 4 NEW #NittanyLion Bball Tickets already this morning. Call 1-800-NITTANY & ask 4 Joel. @Coach_Chambers stirring it up.

Penn State Basketball / Taran Buie Update
« on: June 2, 2011, 04:35 PM »

Penn State transfer Taran Buie told me he will visit Hofstra this weekend, Towson next week. Also looking at Texas A&M, Colorado, St. Joe's.

Not a bad list of schools. Better than I expected. Best of luck!

Penn State Basketball / Stanley Pringle Clip
« on: May 9, 2011, 12:02 PM »

Not sure if this is appropriate, but all misc. Big Ten basketball news can go here. Commitments, transfers, coaching, etc. Big news will probably get its own thread, but this can be for all the smaller stuff. No one likes an uninformed fan.  ;)

Starting off:

Northwestern's John Shurna removes name from NBA Draft:

Illinois got a 2011 commitment today from Djimde  (6'8 Center):

Also, there are Tubby Smith rumors (what else is new?) orbiting around the Maryland job. There are a ton of links for this.

16.7PPG/4.3APG/3.1APG as a junior. Will be eligible for this season. Will be Wood's third school of his collegiate career. Player profile:

Jeff Goodman:
Good one-year pickup for Tom Izzo. Valpo guard Brandon Wood to Michigan State. Will be eligible for this season.

Penn State Basketball / Rumors: Fred Hill to Northwestern
« on: May 6, 2011, 12:20 PM »
Hearing that Fred Hill (ex-Rutgers coach) will be some type of assistant at Northwestern. I'm inferring the assistant part because the source didn't specify the position, but Carmody signed that extension and is the ED of Northwestern.

If this happens, will be interesting to see Hill as an assistant, but I think it will be an overall good hire. Above average recruiter. Brought first McDonalds AA in Rutgers history. Also recruited 4 other 4 star recruits (Rivals) during his tenure (4 seasons). Stars aren't everything, but that has to be commended.

Penn State Basketball / Battle on Portsmouth Invitational Roster
« on: April 2, 2011, 01:08 AM »
Portsmouth is an NBA prospect tournament/camp I believe.



Former Shawnee High School star has been very visible recruiting NJ and the northeast the past few seasons. Helped lead the Nittany Lions to the NCAA this season.

Penn State Basketball / Temple Owls Scouting Report
« on: March 17, 2011, 12:15 PM »

2010-11 Record: 25-7 (14-2)
KenPom Rating: 38
Vegas: Temple -2.5

Projected Starting Lineup: G Juan Fernandez, G Ramone Moore, G/F Scootie Randall, F Rahlir Jefferson, F Lavoy Allen

Something crucial to track until tip off is Scootie Randall’s status. The junior wing missed Temple’s last five games with a fractured right foot. There have been reports that he attempted to warm up against Richmond and limped off the court, and there are also reports that he has been spotted on campus with no visible limp. Randall said he is ready to play against Penn State, but coach Fran Dunphy has not tipped his cards either way. What is definite is that Randall was averaging 11PPG and 5RPG on the season, he can be a difference maker on both ends of the court.
Temple will be playing without junior forward Michael Eric (7PPG, 6RPG, 1.6BPG) due to a fractured right patella which forced Eric to miss the final eight games and the rest of the season. I saw Temple play Seton Hall in person earlier this season and Eric was the best forward on the court, despite not putting up the best numbers. This is the same court that had Lavoy Allen and Herb Pope on it – two household names. If Temple is to play without Randall and Eric, that is 18PPG/11RPG/3.2BPG that they are missing, not to mention other abilities that don’t show up in the box score.

One player that had to be accounted for last season as guard Juan Fernandez. Then a sophomore, Fernandez was shooting at a 45% clip from beyond the arc. This season? Only 32% on smaller volume of shots. I’ve only seen a few Temple games, but could it be due to Fran Dunphy putting Fernandez on the opponent’s best guard. He vowed to have Fernandez guard Talor Battle today.

Although Fernandez is going through a junior slump, it apparently hasn’t affected the Owls’ that much. Why? Because junior Ramone Moore and sophomore Khalif Wyatt have stepped up big time. The two players are averaging 7 and 10 more PPG than they did last season, respectively. Lavoy Allen is still the usual double-double machine in the paint, which is worth noting, but that was expected.

While Temple has a formidable inside game, they also have several capable outside shooters. Ramone Moore, Scootie Randall, Juan Fernandez and Khalif Wyatt have all attempted more than 100 three pointers this season and are all capable of knocking them down. Wyatt seems to be the most dangerous (45-106, 42.5%). Penn State has had trouble guarding and closing out on three point shooters this season, so this is a major concern.

Overall, Temple plays a solid team game, a type of game that is seen often in the Big Ten. This might bode well for Penn State since they are not facing a Louisville or a Belmont. Temple will play strong, physical defense, slow the game down and rebound. Temple is 243rd in adjusted tempo while Penn State is 341st. That means that Temple likes to play slow, but Penn State is one of the slowest teams in the country, only behind Cal Poly, Stephan F. Austin, Denver and Wisconsin.

KenPom Prediction: Temple 62, Penn State 61

What Penn State needs to do:
- Guard 3PT shot
- Keep Lavoy Allen in check (Jones, Brooks)
- Rebound well

Feel free to add or correct anything I've said. I've only seen Temple play a few times and only once in person. Some of you Philly guys might be more exposed to them.

Penn State Basketball / Buie likely done at PSU - David Jones
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:26 PM »

"Nah, probably not at Penn State," said Battle. "Probably somewhere else. Though he's my brother, I don't know what he's going to do."

Penn State Basketball / Bracket Competition
« on: March 14, 2011, 12:11 AM »
Is anyone setting one up?

Penn State Basketball / Selection Sunday Reaction(s) - Non PSU
« on: March 13, 2011, 07:56 PM »
I don't mean to start my own thread, but it looks like the SS - IGT is already many pages deep.

In a nutshell: Clemson and UAB are not deserving over Colorado. The eye test needs to stop being said and Dick Vitale is as biased as they come. If you want to read more:

Discuss and argue people!

Penn State Basketball / OT: March Madness - Get Your Remotes Ready!
« on: January 28, 2011, 02:27 PM »
Interesting article by Adam Zagoria, a few things I knew and some I didn't:

That’s because for the first time in the history of the NCAA Tournament, four different networks will broadcast the games.

CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV will show every game of the new 68-team event beginning March 15.

“Everyone in America is going to be able to see every game, beginning to end,” Jeff Behnke, senior vice president of Turner Sports, said during a breakfast with reporters Friday in Manhattan.

I like.

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