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Username Post: Michael Wang        (Topic#20857)
TheLine 
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Michael Wang
12-21-17 10:48 AM - Post#240899    
    In response to PennFan10

To put in perspective - of the players getting major minutes this year for Penn, Brodeur is probably the only one who was a more regarded recruit than Wang.

That's not to say I won't be thrilled when Donahue starts landing more highly regarded recruits.


 
mrjames 
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12-21-17 02:59 PM - Post#240977    
    In response to TheLine

That's right. If I were to put this into perspective, you should be about as excited about Michael Wang as you are about, say, Jarrod Simmons.

This feels a lot like the Jaron Faulds argument from last year. Saying someone isn't likely to be an instant star (what I think of when I think of a true "4 or 5-star" recruit) doesn't mean they're garbage. There's a ton of room in between. And as others have said - there are fit issues as well, certain pieces are better used by some teams in their offensive schemes (and hidden by their defensive schemes) than others.

But right now, this is looking like a lost class for Penn, which puts a LOT of pressure on 2019.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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12-21-17 03:41 PM - Post#240978    
    In response to mrjames

  • mrjames Said:

But right now, this is looking like a lost class for Penn, which puts a LOT of pressure on 2019.


Speaking of which, are you (or anyone, for that matter) aware of anything cooking out there, or is it way too early?

 
Penndemonium 
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12-21-17 04:43 PM - Post#240980    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

  • T.P.F.K.A.D.W. Said:
  • mrjames Said:

But right now, this is looking like a lost class for Penn, which puts a LOT of pressure on 2019.


Speaking of which, are you (or anyone, for that matter) aware of anything cooking out there, or is it way too early?



mrjames, earlier in the season you said that there were still a lot of unsigned Ivy candidates and that we should be patient. It sounds like you think that these candidates won't be coming to Penn? Disappointing recruiting year if so. I agree with your point. A class of 1 player isn't a good one unless that player is a sure thing. There is too much variability in the second tier of good recruits ultimately having an impact.

 
Mike Porter 
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12-22-17 03:36 AM - Post#241006    
    In response to Penndemonium

Saw a few clips of Wang on Twitter from the Palms tournament (one of biggest high school tournaments annually with very high level competition), and was surprised to see some nice post moves. 6'10" and he can hit threes and throw in some post moves against good competition - sounds good to me. Seems like his biggest challenge will be defending, but time will tell and either way looking forward to seeing him in Penn uni. For what it's worth it seems like he is stepping up senior season now that Bol Bol left.

 
Old Bear 
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12-22-17 09:33 PM - Post#241088    
    In response to Mike Porter

I feel I must apologize for this post, even before I make it, but I can't help myself.

Penn has always wanted to have the biggest Wang in the IVL and now it looks like they will.

 
Silver Maple 
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12-22-17 09:35 PM - Post#241089    
    In response to Old Bear

Shame on you.

And on Erev Festivus, at that.

 
Old Bear 
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Michael Wang
12-22-17 09:44 PM - Post#241091    
    In response to Silver Maple

My pole is up, and I have grievances to celebrate.

Edited by Old Bear on 12-22-17 09:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mike Porter 
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Michael Wang
12-23-17 03:26 AM - Post#241108    
    In response to Old Bear

I LOVE Big Wangs, really do... a sports bar here in LA with a good happy hour.

 
Mike Porter 
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Michael Wang
12-30-17 03:23 AM - Post#241608    
    In response to Mike Porter

Wang has led Mater Dei to the finals of a big high school tournament, the LS Invitational in Oregon. They will play #2 Oak Hill tomorrow night for the championship.

Spencer Freedman (and 2 other kids) missed yesterday's game so Wang had to take an even bigger burden and seemingly did very well. He scored 30 points on 11-22 shooting, 1-3 on 3s, 7-9 FTs, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 0 turnovers. He scored 30 of his teams 71 points in the win to get MD to semi-finals today.

Today he scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in MDs win over #22 Jefferson from Oregon in a 54-49 win.



 
Jeff2sf 
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12-30-17 10:53 AM - Post#241611    
    In response to Mike Porter

generally speaking, i'm encouragaed

 
Mike Porter 
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12-30-17 02:59 PM - Post#241618    
    In response to Jeff2sf

Yes, same here as he seems to be having a good senior year. At this point I am most encouraged that he is scoring in a lot of ways besides just 3 pointers.

 
Penndemonium 
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12-30-17 03:11 PM - Post#241620    
    In response to Mike Porter

It seems like he would be the perfect complement to last year's Brodeur. A forward who spaces well, has height, and can shoot. I'm not sure if it's as good of a complement for what Donahue is asking Brodeur to do this year.

 
Silver Maple 
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12-30-17 07:51 PM - Post#241644    
    In response to Penndemonium

If Mr. Wang is as good as we hope, I’m confident Mr. Donahue will figure out how to use him in combination w. Mr. Brodeur.

 
Stuart Suss 
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01-03-18 06:32 PM - Post#241918    
    In response to Silver Maple

This site offers California high school basketball games. Here is where you can find archived games, which you can filter by selecting "Sport" "California" and "Basketball" from the drop-down menus.

And at this location you can enter Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana and purchase a subscription to upcoming games. Mater Dei's schedule can be found here if you select 2017-18 for "year," "Basketball, Boys" for Sport, and "Varsity" for Level.

If anybody watches a live game or finds a link to an archived game, please let us know about Michael Wang.



 
Stuart Suss 
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01-05-18 01:24 PM - Post#242136    
    In response to Stuart Suss

Orange County register reports Michael Wang turned an ankle during the second half of the January 4 game and was on crutches afterwards.

 
91Quake 
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01-20-18 12:08 AM - Post#244094    
    In response to Stuart Suss

Better news: Wang played earlier this week and went for 20 and 9 in a Mater Dei win. He is also playing tonight and they are up big at the half.

 
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