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pennhoops 
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03-31-17 09:35 AM - Post#228379    

Speaking of Verbal Commits, they just popped up with the news that Dylan Jones is transferring to Rice.

https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/statu s/8467205...

 
pennhoops 
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03-31-17 09:35 AM - Post#228380    
    In response to pennhoops

The PTBNL in the George Mboya deal, I guess.

 
pennhoops 
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03-31-17 09:38 AM - Post#228381    
    In response to pennhoops

And the final demonstration that that 2013 entering class was, save for Matt Howard, an absolute, unmitigated disaster.

 
Silver Maple 
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03-31-17 09:56 AM - Post#228382    
    In response to pennhoops

Academically, Jones is a senior, correct? So is he going to get his Penn degree and enter a graduate program at Rice? If so, mazel tov to him. That'll give him a pretty impressive CV.

 
Penn7277 
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03-31-17 10:11 AM - Post#228384    
    In response to Silver Maple

For what it's worth, Scott Pera, who used to be an Assistant Coach at Penn was just named the Head Coach at Rice.

 
Cvonvorys 
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03-31-17 10:16 AM - Post#228385    
    In response to Penn7277

FWIW, I had the chance to meet Matt Howard's dad when Penn played at Princeton earlier this year, and he told me that Scott was instrumental in Matt coming to Penn...

 
rbg 
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03-31-17 10:20 AM - Post#228386    
    In response to pennhoops

Rice is now being coached by Scott Pera, who was an assistant at Penn under Jerome Allen.

Jones did not play this season and only played in four games in 2015-2016.

Jones is from Houston, so he will be heading home to play for Rice. According to Mark Berman at Fox 26 Sports, Jones may get a 2nd year of eligibility if he gets an injury waiver.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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03-31-17 11:06 AM - Post#228394    
    In response to pennhoops

  • pennhoops Said:
The PTBNL in the George Mboya deal, I guess.


Comment of the Year.

 
SteveChop 
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03-31-17 11:34 AM - Post#228399    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Congrats to Dylan. I hope he is able to put his injuries behind him and have a successful year at Rice.

 
Penndemonium 
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03-31-17 04:11 PM - Post#228415    
    In response to SteveChop

Something that we forget about is that many or most college athletic careers involve a whole lot of frustration. This sounds like a great opportunity and outcome for Jones.

 
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