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Username Post: 2020 Recruiting        (Topic#20343)
rbg 
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Reg: 10-20-14
06-17-19 08:04 AM - Post#285183    
    In response to rbg

Jamal Mashburn, Jr. (4 star point guard from Brewster Academy)

https://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentuc ky-s...

- The son of UK great Jamal Mashburn was one of the elite recruits on hand for this week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp, the annual showcase for many of the top high school prospects in the country. When talking about his recruitment, Mashburn Jr.’s list of possible college destinations was a bit different from most of his peers at the camp.

“All of the Ivy League schools,” he said during one interview session, specifically mentioning Harvard and Penn in a later scrum with reporters.

“I just want a school that I would go to if I didn’t play basketball,” he said. “Having life after basketball is just as important to me as having life with basketball. So just picking a school that’s right for me, that’s going to be beneficial to me down the line and have longevity with me, that’s big.” -

 
Jay O 
Masters Student
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Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-16-09
06-18-19 06:13 AM - Post#285190    
    In response to rbg

What a great sentiment that I both selfishly and unselfishly hope he tells everyone else at the camp

 
besnoah 
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Reg: 12-14-05
06-18-19 10:42 AM - Post#285203    
    In response to Jay O

I thought it was good news that he had already decided to major in business as an undergrad.

 
besnoah 
Masters Student
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Reg: 12-14-05
06-19-19 03:00 PM - Post#285242    
    In response to besnoah

Verbal Commits
2020 Oak Park (CA) G Clark Slajchert has received an offer from Penn.

 
Penndemonium 
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Reg: 11-29-04
06-19-19 04:54 PM - Post#285246    
    In response to besnoah

Mashburn's video is very impressive. Notwithstanding his last name, he looks like a future Ivy force.

 
besnoah 
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Reg: 12-14-05
06-21-19 10:23 AM - Post#285284    
    In response to Penndemonium

Myles Stute update:

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Stute is not too far behind with his own offer count thanks to his shot-making and toughness in the frontcourt. The plan is for the Team Takeover product to cut his list once the Nike Peach Jam completes next month before then taking all of his official visits in August and signing in November. Iowa, Iowa State, St. John’s, and Texas A&M each offered within the past five days, and the hope now is for Stute to get to the campuses at Clemson, Florida, Georgetown and Pitt sometime soon.



https://n.rivals.com/news/three-point-play -down-un...

 
Mike Porter 
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Mike Porter
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Reg: 11-21-04
06-21-19 11:25 AM - Post#285287    
    In response to besnoah

Nice the he had his first official visit at Penn, but looks like some tough sledding now for the staff with all these other schools involved.

 
besnoah 
Masters Student
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Reg: 12-14-05
06-21-19 02:12 PM - Post#285295    
    In response to Mike Porter

His recruiting has continued to spike while Rivals and 24/7 have dropped him in their rankings. It's odd.

 
besnoah 
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Posts: 671

Reg: 12-14-05
06-24-19 03:39 PM - Post#285349    
    In response to besnoah

Middlesex Magic
Congratulations to Magic and Brooks 6‘9 2020 big man Sam Thomson on his offer from Penn! #GoQuakers

 
Okoro Dude 
Senior
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Loc: Glen Mills, PA
Reg: 11-24-04
06-25-19 10:28 AM - Post#285366    
    In response to besnoah

Think I saw somewhere that he committed to San Diego St?

 
besnoah 
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Reg: 12-14-05
06-25-19 11:14 AM - Post#285367    
    In response to Okoro Dude

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Think I saw somewhere that he committed to San Diego St?



Dunno if I'm missing a joke, but Sam Thomson did not commit to San Diego State. He was offered by about half a dozen Ivy and Patriot League schools this week.

Meanwhile, lots of offers going out to guards:

BIG SHOTS
Penn offers 2020 PG Kaden Metheny
@kmeth3 of @_theUbasketball (WV) / @BigShotsEliteVa

https://twitter.com/BigShotsNation/status /11435339...


 
Penndemonium 
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Reg: 11-29-04
06-25-19 11:21 AM - Post#285368    
    In response to besnoah

I really liked Sam Thompson's video. Looks like he would fill a void from Brodeur's graduation. Very high skill levels and very smooth. Good vision. If he can develop Brodeur's physicality and motor, he would be a force.

 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
06-25-19 03:36 PM - Post#285370    
    In response to Penndemonium

I'm skeptical you can develop a motor. Either you have that or you don't.

 
Penndemonium 
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Reg: 11-29-04
06-26-19 02:41 AM - Post#285373    
    In response to Silver Maple

While I agree with your overall point, I think sometimes it can be brought out from competition and role modeling. Rothschild would be my main example. He looked skilled but low energy his first two years, but became a much bigger physical and active presence. He credited Brodeur with driving him in that way.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
PhD Student
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Age: 59
Loc: New York City
Reg: 12-14-09
06-26-19 08:23 AM - Post#285376    
    In response to Penndemonium

I am hoping to see Simmons make a similar leap, building on his contributions late last season into next. I think he's got some skills, and now that he seems to have learned to defend in the post without fouling as much, it's time for him to contribute on offense as well.

 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
06-26-19 08:45 AM - Post#285377    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

I hope you're right about Simmons. I'm this close to giving up on him. Furthermore, if he doesn't deliver this season, he's likely to end up buried at the bottom of the frontcourt depth chart behind Brodeur, Wang, Lorca-Lloyd and possibly Martz.

 
Penndemonium 
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Reg: 11-29-04
06-26-19 08:52 AM - Post#285378    
    In response to Silver Maple

Yeah, I like how much stronger Simmons looked last year, and if you extrapolate it, he could become a physical beast. He just doesn't stay active in the post fighting for position on offense and defense at all times the way Brodeur does, and he doesn't keep his hands in the air. He also drops his head looking at the floor when he's resting instead of always being aware of the ball and court. He would be a major space filler if he just did those things. He's the player who could really develop his motor.

 
TheLine 
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Age: 56
Reg: 07-07-09
06-26-19 09:10 AM - Post#285379    
    In response to Penndemonium

I liked what I saw out of Simmons, especially towards the end of the season.

[feverishly checks the numbers to see if my eyes were seeing things correctly...]

It's a small sample size, but there's an uptick in the numbers on the offensive end. Would be better if he can get the TO rate under better control. On the defensive end, that foul rate has to come down. Observationally, I think the footwork and positioning could be better - I'm not sure how fixable that is.


 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
06-26-19 09:30 AM - Post#285381    
    In response to TheLine

Simmons still looked lost out there way too much last season. I question whether he has truly been able to adjust to the college game

 
PennFan10 
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Reg: 02-15-15
06-26-19 09:53 AM - Post#285382    
    In response to Silver Maple

I would be surprised if Jarrod didn't get an extended look to take up the 15-25 mpg Max had last year. Donahue goes with experience and he trusted Jarrod in the ILT and Jarrod played well. I expect Jarrod to be motivated and work on his shot and his body and come back ready to claim the minutes that are his for the taking.

In order to do that he will have to continue to improve his mental toughness and consistency. He can't make 1 great play followed by a foul and a turnover. Coaches won't trust that. Donahue wants a Jarrod that can switch on ball screens (Ah.Max), defend tough without fouling (see AJ/Max/Antonio) get offensive rebounds and make the occasional 3 (and FT). Jarrod has all of that in his game, just not consistently enough to stay on the floor for long stretches and at the end of games when it matters. If he comes in ready to do all that every night, he will be a major upgrade because of his baseline skill level.

 
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