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91Quake 
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12-31-16 02:11 PM - Post#217113    

Thought there was already a thread but I didn't see one so...

Middlesex Magic AAU team tweeted Cormac Ryan has over 30 offers and recently visited Penn, Yale, Stanford, and Villanova. He may be a long shot but at least we are getting some consideration.

 
Penndemonium 
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12-31-16 04:08 PM - Post#217123    
    In response to 91Quake

Wow. I loved his video. He would be one of the best all around players in a long time. I tried to think of Penn players he reminded me of, but in almost every case you would have needed to start the sentence with "a more athletic version of" or "a better shooting..."

Players that came to mind were Jerry Simon, Tim Begley, Jeff Schiffner, Ira Bowman, Andy Toole, Barry Pierce, Caleb Wood...

Undoubtedly would be a great prospect. We could win championships with him, our 2017 recruits, and Brodeur.

 
Mike Porter 
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01-01-17 05:18 PM - Post#217161    
    In response to Penndemonium

Happy New Year everyone!

Saw this article on Twitter whete 2018 target Isaiah Kelly (3 or 4 Star, top 200 type player with P5 interest) is still mentioning Penn among many options (HYP mentioned also):

http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/news_article/show/...

 
Quakers03 
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02-10-17 11:00 PM - Post#221309    
    In response to Mike Porter

Check out these two names and the season Smyrna is putting together in DE: Caleb Wood and Zubui Nwankwo.

My buddy has some friends who are very involved in the DE high school sports world so he shared some interesting updates. I understand that we don't want to tell the whole world who we're recruiting but would it hurt for some of the Penn insiders to share what they know once in a while? We usually get our info from out of the Penn world.

It sounds like Caleb, a great shooter and their big scorer from a farm in DE, has an offer from Temple already.

Zubui (pronounced Zubi) is 7'2 and came over from Nigeria and just moved here this season from Kentucky. He has played for 4 years and just soaks up rebounds, blocks and points around the basket. My buddy was at his game last night and said his free throw form leads one to believe that there's basketball talent in his raw skill and while a project, he could really turn into a player. I think his line last night was 11-15-7. He went up against a top rated recruit over winter break and the 6'10 kid didn't know what hit him.

His dad is a prof at Del St and very much wants his son to get a good education...The story below mentions his younger brother too but he went back to KY. They're the number one team in DE and will be favored to win state. Both apparently visited and Steve has been down there.

Caleb and Zubui -Smyrna and Clayton Sun Times

 
Chip Bayers 
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02-10-17 11:10 PM - Post#221311    
    In response to Quakers03

Sounds like Steve is looking for his next Jeff Foote.


 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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02-10-17 11:44 PM - Post#221315    
    In response to Chip Bayers

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Sounds like Steve is looking for his next Jeff Foote.


Or the next Caleb Wood.

 
gopenngo 
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02-11-17 01:56 AM - Post#221320    
    In response to Quakers03

This Caleb is actually Matthews. (I auto-correct too, even when it's turned off.)

 
Quakers03 
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2018 recruiting
02-11-17 03:41 AM - Post#221321    
    In response to gopenngo

Him too. Knew that would happen at least once. Sorry about that. Wood needs the extra pub nowadays.

There's certainly video of these two out there if really interested.

 
besnoah 
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02-19-17 03:57 PM - Post#222564    
    In response to Quakers03

From earlier this week, another 2018 with a HM offer list:

Julius Kim
UPenn will be in today to see 2018 G Noah Locke of @McDMBasketball, per source.

 
besnoah 
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03-05-17 02:42 PM - Post#225050    
    In response to besnoah

TeamMeloBasketball
High on list for Melo 2018 G Noah Locke K.State, Marquette,Florida,Xavier, Providence,Butler St.Joe's,Stanford,Penn

Julius Kim‏
2019 guard Jalen Rucker of Team Melo will take an unofficial visit to #UPenn tomorrow, per a source.



 
Mike Porter 
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03-05-17 04:46 PM - Post#225112    
    In response to besnoah

From the outside we definitely seem to be in with some very high level 2018 prospects. Its still early, but let's hope we can land a few!

 
pennhoops 
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2018 recruiting
04-17-17 10:10 AM - Post#228760    
    In response to Mike Porter

Per VC we've offered Siddiq Bey, two-star SG from Sidwell Friends (other offers incl. Temple and URI).

Edited by pennhoops on 04-17-17 10:11 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
20Penn14 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
04-17-17 10:28 AM - Post#228761    
    In response to pennhoops

If he went to Sidwell Friends, that means Bey was a high school teammate of Jelani Williams.

 
sparman 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
04-17-17 12:02 PM - Post#228764    
    In response to 20Penn14

  • 20Penn14 Said:
If he went to Sidwell Friends, that means Bey was a high school teammate of Jelani Williams.



He was - "Batman and Robin" Siddiq Bey - Washington Post

 
yoyo 
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04-20-17 09:33 AM - Post#228819    
    In response to sparman

Has Robby Carmody signed with the Quakers yet?

 
besnoah 
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04-20-17 04:55 PM - Post#228824    
    In response to yoyo

Not sure if this is just a Carmody joke at Sparman's expense, genuine curiosity or something else, but Robby Carmody is a consensus Top 100 player with Butler, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Michigan, etc. offers.

 
besnoah 
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2018 recruiting
04-20-17 06:21 PM - Post#228826    
    In response to besnoah

David Singleton, whom Penn had offered, committed to UCLA.

Chip Miller
Bishop Montgomery (CA) 2018 four-star guard David Singleton just committed to UCLA and head coach Steve Alford.

Edited by besnoah on 04-20-17 06:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Penn90 
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04-20-17 09:13 PM - Post#228828    
    In response to besnoah

Is LaVar Ball okay with that?
Leges sine moribus vanae


 
besnoah 
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04-20-17 10:12 PM - Post#228832    
    In response to Penn90

Actually sort of an interesting question:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/var sity-t...

 
nychoops 
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05-03-17 10:31 AM - Post#229022    
    In response to besnoah

Name I've heard more than a few times recently that Penn has serious interest in is Riley Battin at of Oak Park HS

 
yoyo 
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05-03-17 11:44 AM - Post#229026    
    In response to nychoops

pretty impressive list of suitors.

 
Silver Maple 
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05-03-17 12:00 PM - Post#229027    
    In response to yoyo

That it is. Is there any reason to believe that Mr. Battin has any interest in Penn?

 
mrjames 
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05-03-17 12:13 PM - Post#229028    
    In response to Silver Maple

I'd be mildly surprised if he didn't end up in the Ivy League.

 
besnoah 
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05-03-17 06:20 PM - Post#229034    
    In response to mrjames

Penn channeling George Clinton today vis a vis "the funk"

JerseyShoreWarriors‏
Univ of Penn offers Andrew Funk

 
Penndemonium 
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05-04-17 02:29 AM - Post#229039    
    In response to besnoah

Wow. A lot of teams around the country could use Battin. He's got a lot of tools.

 
rbg 
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05-04-17 07:55 AM - Post#229042    
    In response to Penndemonium

There's an interview with 4-Star junior Cormac Ryan, where he discusses the main teams in the running in his recruitment.

Unfortunately, Penn is not on that list. Yale, where his brother is a sophomore, is in that core group with Notre Dame, Michigan, Stanford, Villanova and Northwestern.

http://villanova.247sports.com/Article/Catching-Up...



 
besnoah 
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05-04-17 09:19 AM - Post#229044    
    In response to rbg

Penn also apparently offered Andrew Taylor, a guard from Kentucky, last night.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/andrew-taylor

 
besnoah 
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05-07-17 01:26 PM - Post#229126    
    In response to besnoah

DeAnte' Mitchell‏
Wichita Southeast (KS) SG Israel Barnes '18 received an offer from Penn

Only other offers appear to be Tulsa and Texas Tech.

 
yoyo 
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05-08-17 11:32 AM - Post#229138    
    In response to besnoah

https://twitter.com/Ilb_12?ref_src=twsrc% 5Egoogle%...

We can work on the name of the institution after he commits.

 
PennFan10 
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05-08-17 04:11 PM - Post#229150    
    In response to yoyo

His AAU team, Mokan Elite, is one of the top programs in the country. Based out KC

 
besnoah 
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05-08-17 09:00 PM - Post#229154    
    In response to PennFan10

Team Loaded NC
2018 6'5 SG Trey Wertz of Providence Day has received an offer from Penn

 
Mike Porter 
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05-10-17 08:11 AM - Post#229161    
    In response to besnoah

Don't know what are chances are, but interesting update form the St. Joes board on Matt Cotton:

Re: 2 recruits on campus...
Monday at 10:34 PM
JameericleOn54th wrote:
PH4L- Where does Matt Cottons recruitment stand?


SJU is still very much in the picture...
Matt is doing an engineering internship at UPenn right now...


 
TheLine 
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2018 recruiting
05-10-17 08:32 AM - Post#229162    
    In response to Mike Porter

It's too early to tell where this is heading but at least Coach Donahue is being aggressive with his recruiting. It's a step in the right direction.


 
Jeff2sf 
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05-10-17 09:39 AM - Post#229168    
    In response to TheLine

Until Jameer or Delonte Jr come to Penn, i shall never forgive SJU for Stachitas.

 
TheLine 
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05-10-17 11:33 AM - Post#229180    
    In response to Jeff2sf

LeBron's half brother is coming to Penn?



 
rbg 
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05-22-17 02:00 PM - Post#229557    
    In response to TheLine

Per Verbal Commits, Penn made an offer to Ryan Young, a 2 Star 6'10" 210 lbs. PF from Stewartsville, NJ and attends Bethlehem Catholic.

He has following offers:
Ivy - Penn, Columbia, Yale
Patriot - Bucknell, Colgate, Lehigh, Lafayette, Navy, American, Boston Unviersity
A-10 - St. Joe's, La Salle, Richmond, Duquesne
CAA - Delaware, William & Mary, Towson, Elon, Drexel
Northeast - Mt. St. Mary's
America East - Stony Brook, New Hampshire

A link from last year
http://www.ncsasports.org/mens-basketball-recru iti...

 
10Q 
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05-22-17 03:31 PM - Post#229558    
    In response to rbg

You can never have enough 2 Stars.

 
mbaprof 
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05-22-17 04:18 PM - Post#229560    
    In response to 10Q

See his self written profile below, looks like he grew from 6 7 to 6 10 and is an alter boy and wants to study business, we should have a good shot at him

My name is Ryan Young, I'm currently a 6'7" rising junior playing AAU basketball for the Jersey Shore Warriors. I attend Bethlehem Catholic HS in Bethlehem PA. I aim to continue playing at the collegiate level regardless of the division or location. I would like to attend a college that would excel in helping me pursue a career in business. I feel that I would be a strong asset to your team because of my basketball IQ, coach-able attitude, and 110% effort I bring to the court every time I play. I believe these attributes are what earned me the captain position of numerous teams I have been a part of in the past. I have been appointed captain of my basketball, football, volleyball, and lacrosse teams by my coaches and teammates. I believe that that says a lot about my character and what I bring to the team. Academically I have been in all honors classes since middle school and have a GPA of 3.2/4.0. I also participate in several groups at school like key club and peer listeners club, I volunteer regularly with my family locally, and I am an alter server at my church.

 
palestra38 
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05-22-17 04:41 PM - Post#229563    
    In response to mbaprof

3.2 GPA and Yale made him an offer?


Times really have changed.

 
penn nation 
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2018 recruiting
05-22-17 05:37 PM - Post#229564    
    In response to palestra38

Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line

PS Altar server; alter kocker

Edited by penn nation on 05-22-17 05:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Tiger69 
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2018 recruiting
05-23-17 03:58 AM - Post#229566    
    In response to penn nation

Oh, he's ADORABLE. My Mom would have loved him. Member of Key Club and Peer Listeners, and he wants to be a businessman! What a dreamer!

 
SteveChop 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
05-23-17 10:28 AM - Post#229572    
    In response to Tiger69

Well, at least that means he won't be going to Princeton's non-existent business school.

 
palestra38 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
05-23-17 10:59 AM - Post#229573    
    In response to SteveChop

Since when does Yale have an undergraduate business major program? They are recruiting the kid.

 
Silver Maple 
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05-23-17 11:06 AM - Post#229574    
    In response to palestra38

They're probably pitching a degree in economics. It's not the same as a business degree, but he might go for it.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
05-23-17 08:30 PM - Post#229594    
    In response to SteveChop

True that. A lot of the biz courses that I took (at another institution of higher learning) were dumbed down liberal arts courses (Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Bus. Psych., etc.).

 
penn nation 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
05-23-17 09:51 PM - Post#229596    
    In response to Tiger69

Interesting. My one Wharton course (Legal Studies) definitely benefited from the humanistic and liberal arts themes sprinkled throughout.

Not surprisingly, I was told later that it was the most "unWharton"ish course that existed.

 
Silver Maple 
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05-24-17 07:44 AM - Post#229606    
    In response to penn nation

With Murray Dolfman? I took that course too. He was a hoot. I can still recite the definition of consideration, so I guess I learned something.

 
TheLine 
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05-24-17 08:01 AM - Post#229608    
    In response to Silver Maple

So we all took the same course.

I took 2 other Wharton courses. One was heavy in mathematical modeling so easy to ace for an engineering student in a room full of Whartonites. Another was in public planning, which was very fascinating but of course no Whartonites took it.


 
penn nation 
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05-24-17 08:31 AM - Post#229609    
    In response to Silver Maple

With Bauer, although others took with Dolfman.

I loved the course--he used Socratic method in a large room and was an active participant. I really hated my Talmud courses in high school (2 forty minute periods for four years...still don't care for it after all of these years) but that training really came in handy for that course and I aced it.

 
palestra38 
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05-24-17 08:53 AM - Post#229615    
    In response to penn nation

My favorite Socratic method story is at Columbia, where the stern Hans Smit taught Federal Civil Procedure 1 (I had Ruth Bader Ginsberg for II---snore). He worked off a seating chart and called on people, probably checking off those who have answered and moving onto others. Before classes started, the seating chart was on the wall in the hallway and students were required to put their name on a particular seat. Well, not every seat was filled in that class and some joker wrote in "P. Ness" in one unfilled box.

You can guess what happened. Smit got around to that box and asked a question, calling out, "What do you think about that, Mr. Ness? Mr. Ness? Is there a P. Ness in the classroom?" Snickers all around...and the Teutonic glare glazed over and he chuckled and said, "OK, you think that's funny?" He then destroyed the class with rapid fire Socratic questions for the next half-hour, with Kingsfield-like putdowns after each student got the answer wrong.

Other than that, law school kinda sucked (except for playing noon games at center court at Levien--those were classic).

 
Go Green 
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05-24-17 09:29 AM - Post#229619    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
(I had Ruth Bader Ginsberg for II---snore)



Funny- Stephen Breyer taught Admin Law for a year at my law school and I was told he was boring as hell.

We didn't have the imagination that your classmates had. But granted, we only had one professor who was strictly Socratic, and other than letting you hang for several painful moments if you didn't know the answer, he really wasn't a dick.

 
Streamers 
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05-24-17 12:30 PM - Post#229634    
    In response to TheLine

  • TheLine Said:
So we all took the same course.

I took 2 other Wharton courses. One was heavy in mathematical modeling so easy to ace for an engineering student in a room full of Whartonites. Another was in public planning, which was very fascinating but of course no Whartonites took it.




I took legal studies with Dolfman it as well. I transferred to Wharton after 2 years of Engineering and this did wonders for my GPA. Were your public planning courses in the Regional Science department? I took 2 of those and they were among my favorites at Penn.

 
TheLine 
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05-24-17 12:59 PM - Post#229637    
    In response to Streamers

Yes, it was the Regional Science department. I wish I could remember the professor's name. He did a lot of work with municipal governments on infrastructure projects and was on the road frequently.


 
rbg 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
05-25-17 10:52 AM - Post#229653    
    In response to pennhoops

Looks like Saddiq Bey has a number of other offers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-ins...

Per Verbal Commits, his list now includes Pitt, Notre Dame, LaSalle, Davidson, Lehigh, NC State, Georgetown, Rutgers, Northwestern, Miami, George Washington, Elon, Temple, Rhode Island and Temple.

 
pennhoops 
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06-05-17 09:59 AM - Post#229845    
    In response to rbg

Cormac Ryan to Stanford. Penn was not a finalist.

http://nypost.com/2017/06/04/march-madn ess-dreams-...

 
20Penn14 
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06-12-17 03:44 PM - Post#230005    
    In response to pennhoops

Julius Kim‏ @JKimElevate
2018 @NJ_RoadRunners forward Calistus Anyichie will visit Princeton on 6/13 & UPenn on 6/19.

 
91Quake 
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06-14-17 08:56 PM - Post#230097    
    In response to 20Penn14

Andrew Funk scheduled to visit 6/16 per Julius Kim tweet.

 
10Q 
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06-15-17 10:26 AM - Post#230112    
    In response to 91Quake

If he's a good defender, opponents will say "Get the Funk out of my face".

 
echo 
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06-22-17 04:40 PM - Post#230295    
    In response to besnoah

Carmody has committed to Notre Dame

 
20Penn14 
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06-24-17 06:53 PM - Post#230343    
    In response to echo

Julius Kim‏ @JKimElevate
Josh Alexander, a 2018 forward playing with @teamrionational, will take unofficial visits to Temple on 6/24 & UPenn on 6/25.

 
besnoah 
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06-25-17 10:28 PM - Post#230353    
    In response to 20Penn14

Prep Hoops Michigan
2018 6'6 Divine Child/Reach Legends SF Quinn Blair picks up an offer from Penn. His 8th D1 offer. Top 15 player in state. Congrats!

 
1979Quakers 
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07-07-17 03:58 PM - Post#230597    
    In response to besnoah

I don't know if this has been posted but, according to Verbal Commits, SG Dwayne Cohill has removed the Quakers from consideration.

 
besnoah 
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07-12-17 08:51 AM - Post#230798    
    In response to 1979Quakers

The always excellent Josh Verlin from COBL had some interesting thoughts on Penn's (and other Philly schools') roster and recruiting needs in 2018.

http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/s...


 
yoyo 
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07-12-17 01:26 PM - Post#230814    
    In response to besnoah

Matt Cotton would be a great get

 
Silver Maple 
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07-12-17 03:44 PM - Post#230833    
    In response to yoyo

I can't say I agree that Penn doesn't need much from the upcoming recruiting class. And I certainly hope that's not the attitude the coaching staff is taking.

 
palestra38 
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07-12-17 03:57 PM - Post#230834    
    In response to Silver Maple

I came away from that thinking we were in better shape than Villanova.

 
Silver Maple 
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07-12-17 04:36 PM - Post#230841    
    In response to palestra38

Is it my imagination, or did Matt Cotton's rating just go from 2 to 4 stars.

 
penn nation 
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07-12-17 04:48 PM - Post#230843    
    In response to Silver Maple

Historically, the price of Cotton has risen during times of internal conflict.

 
gopenngo 
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07-12-17 09:10 PM - Post#230851    
    In response to penn nation

I don't think the price of Cotton Mathers.

 
gopenngo 
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07-12-17 09:10 PM - Post#230852    
    In response to gopenngo

Sorry.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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07-12-17 09:46 PM - Post#230854    
    In response to gopenngo

Don't apologize. That was magnificent.

 
Silver Maple 
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07-12-17 09:53 PM - Post#230855    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

You people should all be ashamed of yourselves.

 
20Penn14 
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07-15-17 11:05 AM - Post#230932    
    In response to Silver Maple

According to COBL, Calistus Anyichie is receiving interest from Penn

http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/s...

 
TheLine 
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07-17-17 07:32 PM - Post#230983    
    In response to 20Penn14

Happy 5th anniversary to COBL.

Josh, COBL continues to be my #1 go-to college hoops site. The world has too many lawyers and not enough people who do what you do.



 
The Pine 
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07-17-17 11:25 PM - Post#230985    
    In response to TheLine

Does anyone know the current status of Jelsni Williams? Didn't he have an ACL tear. Or am I wrong?

Tx

 
PennFan10 
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07-17-17 11:58 PM - Post#230986    
    In response to The Pine

He had an ACL tear and has been training during his recovery. From what I know he is wearing a brace and working out regularly. He won't be cleared to play until he can work out without the brace. Don't know when that will be but should be before official practices begin. I have heard he looks very good, albeit without having played in any of the pickup games.

 
TheLine 
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07-18-17 07:51 AM - Post#230989    
    In response to PennFan10

Jelani had a training video up about 2 weeks after his injury. Seems to be highly motivated.


 
pennhoops 
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07-19-17 12:42 PM - Post#231056    
    In response to TheLine

Justin Byerly‏
@JustinByerly

Penn has offered Kris Wooten from Stackhouse Elite.

2*. Other offer is Fordham.

 
pennhoops 
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07-19-17 01:33 PM - Post#231064    
    In response to pennhoops

Another:

2018 St. Maria Goretti (MD) G Amir Harris has received an offer from Penn. @Harris5Amir http://verbalcommits.com/players/amir-harris

6-5 pg (interesting). 2*, offers from lots of east coast low to mids.

 
Jeff2sf 
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07-19-17 03:19 PM - Post#231076    
    In response to pennhoops

these sound a little less... "choosy".. then maybe i thought we were being after JMVERLIN's article.

but whatever, it's hot out.

 
besnoah 
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07-19-17 10:29 PM - Post#231098    
    In response to Jeff2sf

Penn mentioned in this bit on Noah Kirkwood:

"Kirkwood is currently an Ivy League priority as Harvard, Yale and Penn would love to find a way to add the talented Canadian. However, the Brookwood Elite product spoke highly of Notre Dame, Texas and Vanderbilt, too, as many others are expected to enter the picture for the versatile forward."

https://basketballrecruit ing.rivals.com/news/stock...


 
mrjames 
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07-20-17 09:23 AM - Post#231103    
    In response to besnoah

The scouting services seem to be catching up now, but he's deserved to be a Top 100 kid info the 2017/2018 class for a long time now. If he demonstrated a consistent 3-point shot, he'd be a five-star kid going to Duke or something, but as it stands, he's a dead ringer for a more physically imposing Wesley Saunders. Same playmaking skills for others while being almost impossible to keep from getting to where he wants to go in the lane.

There have been some really good, ready-for-primetime freshmen to come into the league recently, but he is more ready than basically all of them.

 
nychoops 
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07-20-17 09:45 AM - Post#231107    
    In response to mrjames

From what I heard this week Harvard perhaps has a shot but I would think ND, Wisco, UVA

 
20Penn14 
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07-22-17 10:03 AM - Post#231172    
    In response to nychoops

From COBL:
http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/s...

Mezie Offurum is in contact with Penn

 
Mike Porter 
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07-22-17 05:26 PM - Post#231178    
    In response to 20Penn14

Per St Joe's board, Yale has offered Matt Cotton now: http://www.scout.com/college/saint-josephs /forums/...



 
rbg 
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07-24-17 08:09 PM - Post#231215    
    In response to Mike Porter

Princeton just received a 2018 commitment from PG Jaelin Llewellyn (4 Stars). He had many offers including Northwestern, Minnesota, Purdue, Virginia, Florida, Creighton, Providence, URI, Cincinnati, Stanford, and Harvard.

Looking at the 2018 commits throughout the league:
Jaelin Llewellyn PG (4 Stars) - Princeton
Spencer Freeman PG (4 Stars) - Harvard
Taurus Samuels PG (3 Stars) - Dartmouth
Eze Dike-Nwagbara PG (2 Stars) - Yale
David Mitchell SG (2 Stars) - Brown

With the improvement in league-wide recruiting, it would be good if Penn could seal the deal with one of the 11 players they have given offers.

 
pennhoops 
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07-26-17 11:25 AM - Post#231313    
    In response to rbg

From VC:

Rasir Bolton committed to Penn State
Penn offered Quinn Blair, 2* SF from Detroit, mostly mid, lowmid offers.

There are still a couple of top-100 types on the list (hey, Matt Cotton) and a few names that have yet to emerge but the trend so far this summer, at least in terms of the offers known publicly, seems to be down.

 
section110 
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07-26-17 03:42 PM - Post#231326    
    In response to pennhoops

With 22 on the roster this year & 16 of them back next year, we need 1 or 2 quality recruits, not 4 to 6 in the class.

 
Glenflesk 
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07-26-17 04:21 PM - Post#231328    
    In response to section110

Unless the 4-6 are better than 10 of the ones we already have.

 
Silver Maple 
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07-26-17 05:06 PM - Post#231330    
    In response to section110

  • section110 Said:
With 22 on the roster this year & 16 of them back next year, we need 1 or 2 quality recruits, not 4 to 6 in the class.



If the staff is able to nail down some three or four star recruits, I agree with that statement. However, if they're only able to bring in two star recruits, they might need 4-6 of them in order to yield 1-2 impact players.

 
TheLine 
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07-26-17 05:32 PM - Post#231331    
    In response to Silver Maple

This is the first time in I don't know how long when Penn's roster is stocked with legitimately useful players vs. filler material. We obviously don't know enough about the incoming Freshmen or even a couple of the Sophs-to-be but you can make a reasonable argument that pretty much all of the returnees have the potential of making an impact (not saying that all ultimately will). That's progress though we're still not where we need to be and there's room for recruiting impact players.

There are 5 seniors on the team. There's definitely room for a few talented recruits.


 
Penndemonium 
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07-26-17 10:32 PM - Post#231335    
    In response to TheLine

While the team is more solid, it is partly because of the depths the team is coming from. I think a team needs two all-league type of players to be a true contender.

AJ Brodeur is the only Penn player that may fit that bill right now. I like Betley, Goodman, and Woods a lot, but I don't think they are all-Ivy dominant players. I'm hoping that some of the Frosh will provide this.

 
gopenngo 
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07-26-17 10:45 PM - Post#231336    
    In response to Penndemonium

You're right. We don't have a go-to, end-of-game player (like Rosen). If we're hoping for one of the frosh to step up, we're far away from the Promised Land.

I mean, this past season SD was using Foreman in the Rosen role. This team is still full of mis-matched parts.

 
pennhoops 
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2018 recruiting
07-27-17 07:38 AM - Post#231342    
    In response to section110

  • section110 Said:
With 22 on the roster this year & 16 of them back next year, we need 1 or 2 quality recruits, not 4 to 6 in the class.



This class will undoubtedly be smaller than last but there is still a rising quality of recruit league-wide that we need to keep up with. Whether or not we do that is still in question.

Edited by pennhoops on 07-27-17 07:38 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Jeff2sf 
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07-28-17 10:25 AM - Post#231375    
    In response to pennhoops

everything pennhoops says is true. but i'm less worried than last year. he brought in some legit talents, he did it a little later than i thought he would. i get it, not only does he have to do it each year, he has to raise his game further than last year. on a consistent basis.

I'm just not as freaked out about it. Now, if Betley isn't as good as I thought he could be this year or if none of the freshmen start by season end, then i'll be pretty worried regardless of the hype/lack thereof for 2018 class.







PLEASE, GOD, LET JARROD AND AJ START IN THE FRONTCOURT FOR THREE YEARS!

 
mrjames 
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07-28-17 04:22 PM - Post#231392    
    In response to Jeff2sf

As I said last year, I think it will be more difficult for Penn in 2018 and beyond as the AI floor is now at 183, trimming a decent portion of the pool that used to exist where Penn could take multiple kids and HYP could take, at most, one. I'm sure the coaching staff will adjust, but it's worth watching.

 
Penndemonium 
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07-29-17 12:10 AM - Post#231397    
    In response to mrjames

mrjames, can you refresh me on a few things regarding the AI...

Was the AI floor raised for the whole league? Was it raised proportionately for the different schools or more for some than others?

Also, who makes the decision? Is it 1 vote per school and majority wins?

I am not asking to immediately complain about the answers. I was just wondering.

 
mrjames 
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07-29-17 06:53 AM - Post#231398    
    In response to Penndemonium

Whole league across the board from 178 to 183. I have no clue how it affects the football banding...

I believe it's a presidents decision, but I don't know the ins and outs of that piece of it. I just hear about it happening, not the how.

 
pennhoops 
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07-29-17 08:35 AM - Post#231399    
    In response to mrjames

  • mrjames Said:
As I said last year, I think it will be more difficult for Penn in 2018 and beyond as the AI floor is now at 183, trimming a decent portion of the pool that used to exist where Penn could take multiple kids and HYP could take, at most, one. I'm sure the coaching staff will adjust, but it's worth watching.



But HYP have already demonstrated there are 3+* kids out there comfortably above the floor. Penn did need to dip a little bit in the last two seasons but it isn't as though it's 178 or bust.

 
PennFan10 
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2018 recruiting
07-29-17 11:33 AM - Post#231401    
    In response to pennhoops

To quantify this (approximately) as I understand it. Moving the AI floor from 178 to 183 means a given recruit needs 1 more point on the ACT than previously OR about .25 higher on their GPA (on a 4pt scale).

It's probably a lot easier to move an ACT score 1 pt higher than it is to move your GPA up .25 (e.g. from 3.1 to 3.3). For SA's near the floor that's more challenging but not impossible.


Edited by PennFan10 on 07-29-17 11:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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