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Username Post: 2018 recruiting        (Topic#19696)
PennFan10 
PhD Student
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Reg: 02-15-15
03-03-18 12:14 PM - Post#250421    
    In response to Stuart Suss

https://www.materdei.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC...



 
Quakers03 
Professor
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Reg: 12-07-04
2018 recruiting
03-09-18 03:23 PM - Post#251583    
    In response to PennFan10

We were checking out Caleb Matthews, the Gatorade POY from DE, last night. Kid went 13/13 from the line, including 6/6 in the final 30 seconds to win 47-45 vs a private school powerhouse. My buddy has been telling me about him the whole season and while he's not a game changer, he's a dead on shooter, especially at the line and off screens. Seems we could use someone like that. He's 6'3 and we're competing with Brown, Drexel and Bowling Green. He will have some trouble creating his own shot and needs to get stronger but the shot is pure. He's a senior...

http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/sports/20180...

 
Mike Porter 
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Mike Porter
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-09-18 09:21 PM - Post#251622    
    In response to Quakers03

We are graduating 2 very good 3 point shooters so seems like this would be a welcome addition!

 
besnoah 
Masters Student
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Reg: 12-14-05
2018 recruiting
03-19-18 11:30 AM - Post#253802    
    In response to Mike Porter

Per this Idaho newspaper, Penn has offered a College of Southern Idaho (JuCo) guard who broke the team record for 3 pointers:

https://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/hendricks-b reaks...

Edited by besnoah on 03-19-18 11:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TheLine 
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Reg: 07-07-09
03-19-18 11:44 AM - Post#253806    
    In response to besnoah

He checks off all the boxes of the hint that Penn is recruiting a tall thin guard who can shoot from the outside. As a JuCo he presumably could have immediate impact.

One of the recruits in this year's Wrestling class has the same name but I'm assuming that's just a strange coincidence.




 
palestra38 
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Reg: 11-21-04
Re: 2018 recruiting
03-19-18 12:00 PM - Post#253808    
    In response to besnoah

Well, that's one solution for replacing Caleb Wood. Go out and get another Caleb Wood.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Reg: 12-14-09
Re: 2018 recruiting
03-19-18 12:18 PM - Post#253813    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
Well, that's one solution for replacing Caleb Wood. Go out and get another Caleb Wood.



I had a very similar thought. The resemblance is uncanny.

 
TheLine 
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03-19-18 12:22 PM - Post#253814    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Height : 6'5"
3FG% : 41.7%
FT% : 82.4%

Already sounds better than over half the recruits from the Dark Era (TM).


 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Reg: 12-14-09
03-19-18 12:25 PM - Post#253815    
    In response to TheLine

  • TheLine Said:
Height : 6'5"
3FG% : 41.7%
FT% : 82.4%

Already sounds better than over half the recruits from the Dark Era (TM).




And what's not to love about his FT shooting percentage?

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
Masters Student
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Loc: Our Nation's Capital
Reg: 01-18-05
03-19-18 12:29 PM - Post#253816    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

  • weinhauers_ghost Said:

And what's not to love about his FT shooting percentage?



Well, it IS against JuCo defenses.

 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
03-19-18 02:20 PM - Post#253825    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

  • weinhauers_ghost Said:
  • TheLine Said:
Height : 6'5"
3FG% : 41.7%
FT% : 82.4%

Already sounds better than over half the recruits from the Dark Era (TM).




And what's not to love about his FT shooting percentage?



Don't worry. We'll fix that.


 
Silver Maple 
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03-19-18 02:23 PM - Post#253826    
    In response to Silver Maple

I'll also point out, for those who look down their noses at JUCO kids because it's a some sort of 'academic sellout,' that Caleb Wood apparently maintained a 4.0 average while at Penn.

 
TheLine 
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2018 recruiting
03-19-18 02:37 PM - Post#253827    
    In response to Silver Maple

Four years of college isn't affordable to everyone. JuCo / Community colleges are a real good way to cut back the costs for the first couple of years.

And paradoxically we're at a point where Ivies are more affordable than many other universities.


 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-19-18 02:46 PM - Post#253829    
    In response to TheLine

I seem to recall reading somewhere that in Wood's case, the issue was that he didn't receive any D1 scholarship offers he found appealing, and realizing that his game needed work, went the juco route.

 
SteveChop 
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Reg: 07-28-07
Re: 2018 recruiting
03-19-18 04:02 PM - Post#253835    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Including the goatee! If he can come close to what Caleb meant to this year's team, he will be a great fit.

 
palestra38 
Professor
Posts: 20043

Reg: 11-21-04
Re: 2018 recruiting
03-19-18 04:20 PM - Post#253840    
    In response to SteveChop

First, of course, he has to decide to come here.

 
Penndemonium 
Masters Student
Posts: 832

Reg: 11-29-04
03-19-18 05:14 PM - Post#253842    
    In response to palestra38

Caleb is one of the feel good stories of the year. I always wondered how he got lost on last year's team when he was one of very few people who could shoot straight. He looked good in the early games I saw (I didn't watch many).

This year, he really blossomed into his role. He was able to surprise opponents with sneaky fast penetration when they overplayed his three pointers. He was the key to many of our wins.

I remember when he was recruited, someone on the board (maybe NYCHoops?) said that someone they trusted said Wood would be the best player on the team. Well, he was one of many "best" players on the most cohesive Penn team I've seen.

Hoping we get more like him.


 
Silver Maple 
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Reg: 11-23-04
03-19-18 06:27 PM - Post#253853    
    In response to Penndemonium

With the exception of Ira Bowman, I don't think Penn has ever had a better 6th man. He was every bit as valuable to the team as any starter.

 
AsiaSunset 
Postdoc
Posts: 3906

Reg: 11-21-04
03-19-18 06:58 PM - Post#253857    
    In response to Silver Maple

Caleb really improved, especially moving without the ball. He played decent, not great defense - good enough to stay on the court. He was a terrific 1st option off the bench.

Hendricks does look like the same type. He certainly has the 26 foot jumper in his arsenal. Will need to play defense and that will be his challenge.

Meanwhile the women got a 2019 commitment from a 6-2 forward with an inside and outside game named Silke Milliman from Northfield Mt Hermon. She looks like a very good recruit for Mike.

 
OldBig5 
Freshman
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Age: 60
Reg: 02-18-18
03-19-18 07:01 PM - Post#253858    
    In response to Silver Maple

"With the exception of Ira Bowman, I don't think Penn has ever had a better 6th man. He was every bit as valuable to the team as any starter."

Phil Hankinson on the Wohl/Bilsky/Morse/Calhoun /Wolf team. Littlepage was the number 7 guy.


 
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