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Username Post: 2018 recruiting        (Topic#19696)
Quakers03 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-21-18 11:01 PM - Post#254046    
    In response to Quakers03

  • Quakers03 Said:
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...



Since it seems this is getting some more play (nice to hear) his team won the title...

Here are his playoff highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzD8fgSp_WM

 
AsiaSunset 
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Reg: 11-21-04
Re: 2018 recruiting
03-22-18 08:40 AM - Post#254059    
    In response to Quakers03

Seems obvious that Imegwu is not the guy that Chip heard some whispers about. Personally I think the JUCO transfer has a better shot of contributing next year, but I really have no idea where we stand with either of these kids.

I do see a recurring theme in our current approach; that is, recruiting priority placed on the ability to shoot the ball. Imegwu definitely has range and can hit the 3 pointer, both standing still or coming around a pick. Wang also can play on the perimeter. These other two are Caleb Wood types, although I see that Jake Hendricks has been struggling with his shot recently. His team is in the JUCO Elite 8 and plays today.

 
TheLine 
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03-22-18 12:47 PM - Post#254093    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Imegwu's shot release reminds me a lot of Caleb's to be honest. His build reminds me more of Antonio's.


 
penn nation 
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03-22-18 12:57 PM - Post#254096    
    In response to TheLine

The body going up on the jumper reminded me of Bromwell.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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03-22-18 02:57 PM - Post#254128    
    In response to penn nation

Not a bad thing at all, when you consider that he can still get stronger.

 
AsiaSunset 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-22-18 05:37 PM - Post#254156    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Jake Hendricks found his shot today. He went 6 for 9 from 3 and scored 20 as his team upset the #2 seed.

 
Penndemonium 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-22-18 05:40 PM - Post#254157    
    In response to AsiaSunset

  • AsiaSunset Said:
Seems obvious that Imegwu is not the guy that Chip heard some whispers about. Personally I think the JUCO transfer has a better shot of contributing next year, but I really have no idea where we stand with either of these kids.

I do see a recurring theme in our current approach; that is, recruiting priority placed on the ability to shoot the ball. Imegwu definitely has range and can hit the 3 pointer, both standing still or coming around a pick. Wang also can play on the perimeter. These other two are Caleb Wood types, although I see that Jake Hendricks has been struggling with his shot recently. His team is in the JUCO Elite 8 and plays today.



For a while I wasn't sure if Donahue was going off strategy. None of this year's freshman top recruits was known as a sharpshooter. They were all known for athleticism.


 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-23-18 09:34 AM - Post#254203    
    In response to Penndemonium

  • Penndemonium Said:
  • AsiaSunset Said:
Seems obvious that Imegwu is not the guy that Chip heard some whispers about. Personally I think the JUCO transfer has a better shot of contributing next year, but I really have no idea where we stand with either of these kids.

I do see a recurring theme in our current approach; that is, recruiting priority placed on the ability to shoot the ball. Imegwu definitely has range and can hit the 3 pointer, both standing still or coming around a pick. Wang also can play on the perimeter. These other two are Caleb Wood types, although I see that Jake Hendricks has been struggling with his shot recently. His team is in the JUCO Elite 8 and plays today.



For a while I wasn't sure if Donahue was going off strategy. None of this year's freshman top recruits was known as a sharpshooter. They were all known for athleticism.




Which, given our competition, made sense. We need to be able to match up with guys like Towns, Oni, Stephens and Cambridge. That requires size and athleticism. Skill doesn't hurt, though.

 
AsiaSunset 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-23-18 09:58 AM - Post#254204    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Sounds right, but I still think SD would like to replicate similar dynamics to what worked for him at Cornell. That is - a mix of guys who can execute an inside/outside game and hit that 3 with regularity when the opportunity presents itself. I think we saw the impact a Caleb Wood type can have in his offensive scheme. So perhaps having a mix of guys who are athletic and can shoot the three is the ideal. I would not consider Michael Wang unathletic for a 6-10 kid. In fact he appears to have a better skill set than other tall players we've recruited. Imegwu also looks like he's a pretty decent athlete as well as a shooter, at least from what I saw in the highlight video. If we get Jake Hendricks, he would be the Caleb Wood lookalike, but in each case, every player has to master the offense and be prepared to grind it out on the defensive end to play for SD. I thought Caleb got way better in both areas as the season progressed and that, more than anything else, might have dictated an adjustment of Penn's allocated PT minutes.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-23-18 10:28 AM - Post#254205    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Coaches certainly have to teach their players what they want defensively (and making the transition from high school level defense to college level defense is a huge leap), but the simple fact of the matter is that some players have better defensive instincts than others. You can teach guys what you need them to do defensively, but some players may not assimilate that information and translate it into action as well as others will.

 
Chip Bayers 
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Re: 2018 recruiting
03-23-18 04:40 PM - Post#254229    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Possible transfer target? From the Wilmington News-Journal reporter on the Blue Hen beat, via Jon Tannenwald:

Ryan Daly leaving Delaware


Edited by Chip Bayers on 03-23-18 04:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Penn7277 
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Reg: 11-21-04
2018 recruiting
03-23-18 07:26 PM - Post#254238    
    In response to Chip Bayers

Didn't Penn recruit him? I seem to remember the name.

Edited by Penn7277 on 03-23-18 07:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Chip Bayers 
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03-23-18 11:43 PM - Post#254243    
    In response to Penn7277

Yup.


 
Mike Porter 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-24-18 01:31 AM - Post#254244    
    In response to Chip Bayers

I have no inside info on his current thinking but I do know that:

1) We offered him around same time as Betley
2) Once Betley committed, Daly’s offer didn’t stand
3) Daly wanted to come here and we said no

With that in mind, I’d be pretty surprised if he now wanted to come to Penn after we said no (not the best of decisions in retrospect). After putting up those numbers I would guess he is aiming higher, but guess we will see.

 
palestra38 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-24-18 08:21 AM - Post#254249    
    In response to Mike Porter

If he is aiming higher academically, I don't think the fact his offer got pulled 2 years ago will make him reject a Penn offer out of pride. Remember, he will have to sit out a year and Betley would then be a senior, even if there is any overlap in roles....remember, Caleb made it clear that we play well with 2 shooting swingmen in the lineup.

 
Charlie Fog 
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03-24-18 09:58 AM - Post#254252    
    In response to palestra38

I wonder why he wants out at Delaware?

 
AsiaSunset 
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03-24-18 11:55 AM - Post#254253    
    In response to palestra38

Don’t have any info but we offer a lot of kids. A Daly offer doesn’t mean he is admissible or would be satisfied with whatever fin aid the family would qualify for.

It’s certainly possible but there are many missing pieces of info we posters don’t have access to.

Meanwhile Jake Hendricks was 3 for 4 from distance last night and his team plays for the Juco national championship tonight.

 
jadwinjungle 
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04-08-18 08:14 PM - Post#254937    
    In response to AsiaSunset

https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/98 312896403...

Ryan Daly committed to St. Joe's tonight

 
besnoah 
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Reg: 12-14-05
04-10-18 11:42 AM - Post#255020    
    In response to jadwinjungle

I will guess that the recruit still in play for 2018 is Bryce Washington from Southfield Christian:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/high-sch o...

He had mostly mid-major offers, then Pitt offered.

Here's a highlight film from his junior year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjTgtZK7eNE

 
PennFan10 
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04-10-18 12:19 PM - Post#255028    
    In response to besnoah

Yep. Was on campus last week for an official I believe.

 
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