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Username Post: 2018 recruiting        (Topic#19696)
Masters Student
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Reg: 12-14-05
07-19-17 11:29 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...

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Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
07-20-17 10:23 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.

Posts: 97

Reg: 11-23-04
07-20-17 10:45 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

Posts: 253

Reg: 02-26-12
07-22-17 11:03 AM - Post#231172    
    In response to nychoops

From COBL:

Mezie Offurum is in contact with Penn

Mike Porter 
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Mike Porter
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Reg: 11-21-04
07-22-17 06:26 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/...

Posts: 349

Reg: 10-20-14
07-24-17 09:09 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.

Posts: 2399

Reg: 11-21-04
07-26-17 12:25 PM - 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.

Masters Student
Posts: 701

Loc: south jersey
Reg: 11-22-04
07-26-17 04:42 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.

Posts: 50

Loc: Subr Phila
Reg: 11-20-08
07-26-17 05:21 PM - Post#231328    
    In response to section110

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

Silver Maple 
Posts: 2828

Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
07-26-17 06:06 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.

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Age: 53
Reg: 07-07-09
07-26-17 06:32 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.

Masters Student
Posts: 533

Reg: 11-29-04
07-26-17 11:32 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.

Masters Student
Posts: 413

Reg: 01-30-06
07-26-17 11:45 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.

Posts: 2399

Reg: 11-21-04
2018 recruiting
07-27-17 08:38 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 08:38 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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