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Are you serious or joking?  PSU has a track record of developing NBA talent?  Calvin Booth was over a decade ago and Frazier has signed a few 10 day contracts out of the D-League.   PSU is the opposite of what you said.

When I said developing "star" players I meant college star players! Playing lots of minutes, accumulating lots of stats, getting lots of attention!
I would guess a grad player's game will not change that much in one year BUT getting lots of attention in the Bigten11121314 (A very BIG STAGE) can be a BIG THING for a future pro career.
THIS can be achieved at good ole PSU!!

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Cannot see any grad transfer coming to PSU.  Grad transfers want to goto a program where they are guaranteed a NCAA berth, which is probably why they are transferring to begin with.  Only grad transfer to come to PSU would either be not worthy of being taken by the big boys, or some special reason to goto PSU (ie..close to home so parents can see play or some other unique reason).

Maybe.....maybe not.
I think many grad kids are thinking towards a pro career. So...............NBA (or maybe Europe).....more so than NCAA. Kids may want a bigger stage (high quality conference) to prove/improve their professional resume. 
PSU has been very good recently in developing "star" players. Newbill, Frazier, Battle.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 28, 2015, 05:14 PM »
This is the NC game I will try not to miss.

http://triblive.com/sports/college/district/8054016-74/half-iup-game#axzz3VaGEohND


Florida Southern beat IUP 77-62 for the D2 NC. Florida Southern hit their first 7 3s and ran off to a nice lead. IUP fought very hard all game but could never quite catch up. Game played at Evanston!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 27, 2015, 11:22 AM »
This is the NC game I will try not to miss.

http://triblive.com/sports/college/district/8054016-74/half-iup-game#axzz3VaGEohND


And I was thinking you'd rather see 0-27 Grambling vs 0-28 San Jose State.

To the loser goes this "trophy"...




I will explain. I loved hoops my entire life BUT, besides PSU games, anymore I  don't enjoy watching NCAA D1A games very often. I much rather watch a competitive D2 game or a competitive High School game. For example I extremely enjoyed watching the West Virginia AAA HS Championship game the other night on a Pgh channel. I enjoyed that game MUCH more than any Big Dance watching! 

 BUT I love the trophy!!!!!!!!! I'll tell Cupcake Man  8) about it!!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:20 AM »

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:11 AM »
I have a hard time understanding an event which has the 3 best teams in the same half of the draw!
Geeh, I wonder why they did that????
BUT, it's nice seeing a Pittsburgh kid become a national household name.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: PIAA hoops tourney
« on: March 26, 2015, 07:21 AM »
And that means D12 out of Philly will win all four boys state titles.


District 12 had all four teams in the AAA and AAAA title games!
I know the eastern part of the state has more teams but  NO district should have teams in both half of the draws!
There should be a better way to equalize each half of the draw!

            


Finally someone listening............... ;)

http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/basketball/8047518-74/committee-state-teams#axzz3VOiHlPtj

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Penn State Basketball / Re: 2015-16 OOC opponents thread
« on: March 25, 2015, 03:22 PM »
I just spoke to Cupcake Man  8)  and he is compiling his official 2014-15 OOC schedule after the fact review newsletter.
 
Stay tuned   ;) 

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Coaching Change Thread
« on: March 22, 2015, 12:56 PM »
Howland is good coach that was just a bad fit for UCLA.  I can see him coming back strong at new location.

Agreed!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: PIAA hoops tourney
« on: March 22, 2015, 11:48 AM »
And that means D12 out of Philly will win all four boys state titles.

District 12 had all four teams in the AAA and AAAA title games!
I know the eastern part of the state has more teams but  NO district should have teams in both half of the draws!
There should be a better way to equalize each half of the draw!

      
                  
                     
                     
                     
                        

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 22, 2015, 09:04 AM »
TJ McConnell played like an All American!
Great job guarding Russell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: PIAA hoops tourney
« on: March 22, 2015, 08:16 AM »
So far, I have only watched the first half. Carr had a great first half!! Tall, natural PG. Great handle and ball skills. Nice shot also!

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: PIAA hoops tourney
« on: March 21, 2015, 03:54 PM »
Good AA game. CEC wins close hard fought game against Aliquippa.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 21, 2015, 10:27 AM »
Duke had 8 total fouls vs RMU.  Is that a record for least fouls?

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Penn State Basketball / Re: OT: PIAA hoops tourney
« on: March 20, 2015, 05:33 PM »
Constitution routs Farrell.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 19, 2015, 05:45 PM »
Bottom line......all calls are for the most part "judgment" calls .......and.......all end game calls should be "reviewable!"

At least in the NCAA tournament.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:02 PM »
Following the NCAA money: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-march-madness-basketball-fund/

It's good to be B1G.


It's still an amateur sport........????................right ????

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Penn State Basketball / Re: NCAA tourney
« on: March 19, 2015, 07:44 AM »
VERY entertaining RMU game. Amazing that RMU had NO Turnover's in the second half. Only 5 total. And, they scored 81 points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Penn State Basketball / Stat Guys.............Help me out.....
« on: March 18, 2015, 06:29 AM »
What does this mean????

PSU 64 - GW 51
GW  60 - Pitt  54

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Off-Season Improvements
« on: March 16, 2015, 03:38 PM »
"Big guy" skills are MUCH more foot work oriented than hand skills oriented.  They are best learned at young ages.  But, I've know fellows that have learned to dance late in their lives. It CAN be taught to college age players!! BUT it may take lots of focus, hard work and dedication from both player and coach.  Remember big guys playing away from the hoop has been trendy for many years.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Off-Season Improvements
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:34 AM »
My wish list:
1. Cupcake OOC
2. Coach/concentrate on
  a.  Reducing fouls
  b.  Reducing turnovers
  c.  Reducing bad fast/forced shots
3. Coach/concentrate on
  a. Defense/defense/defense  (maybe we can be pretty good guarding the hoop next year)
  b. run shot clock ( we need to keep the total game scoring low )
4. Recruit ( we could use a mature ready for PT quality player or two ) (maybe a grad guy)
5. State of mind
  a. We need to change our style of play (we need to play tougher tighter slower paced defensive oriented basketball )
  b. Positive attitude (IT CAN BE DONE,  IT CAN BE DONE, IT CAN BE DONE)   
  c. Gain a winning attitude in OCC (see section #1 above)   

Here's  hoping.....  :)
Cupcake Man  8)

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PURDUE IGT
« on: March 13, 2015, 04:38 PM »
Hammons won't be shooting 11 foul shots tomorrow with Frank on him. 
   
         
Good point! Wonder what the over/under will be for total Wisc. fouls!!       

                     
                        

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PURDUE IGT
« on: March 13, 2015, 04:35 PM »
Deck seems pretty stacked against a low seed ever having a chance in this tournament...

Don't have a big problem with this. League regular season is paramount!  Top finishers should get big reward.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PURDUE IGT
« on: March 13, 2015, 04:30 PM »
Oh well...................
Listened to PSU radio broadcast while I watched most of the 2nd half even thought there was about a 10 second delay.
Just too much "bracketology"  talk for me on the ESPN feed.   

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Penn State Basketball / Re: PURDUE IGT
« on: March 13, 2015, 03:36 PM »
Many of our screens are foul calls ready to happen..................bad news come crunch time!

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