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91Quake 
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03-25-24 09:13 PM - Post#366452    

Jay Jones, son of, yes, Joe Jones has committed:

https://twitter.com/NERRHoops/status/1772 412245755...

 
AsiaSunset 
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03-26-24 10:56 AM - Post#366481    
    In response to 91Quake

A nice start to 2025.

Oh - and if anyone cares - Malik Mack just entered the portal.

 
penn nation 
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03-26-24 11:07 AM - Post#366484    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Won't be the last.

  • AsiaSunset Said:
A nice start to 2025.

Oh - and if anyone cares - Malik Mack just entered the portal.




 
palestra38 
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03-26-24 11:33 AM - Post#366485    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Well, if that vaunted Harvard degree isn't worth giving up the money, expect every school to be affected.

 
penn nation 
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03-26-24 11:37 AM - Post#366488    
    In response to palestra38

You beat me to it. This has been going on for a while in the IL, but it seems as though policies only change when H-Y-P (in that order) decide that they need to institute something.

Watch when this happens to Princeton--and it will (and if doesn't, that is a major reflection on the skewed socioeconomic characteristics of its pool). They'll feel like it's the end of the world.


  • palestra38 Said:
Well, if that vaunted Harvard degree isn't worth giving up the money, expect every school to be affected.




 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: A 2025 commitment....
03-26-24 11:56 AM - Post#366491    
    In response to 91Quake

  • 91Quake Said:
Jay Jones, son of, yes, Joe Jones has committed:

https://twitter.com/NERRHoops/status/1772 412245755...


Son of Joe Jones, or James Jones?

 
AsiaSunset 
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03-26-24 12:27 PM - Post#366496    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

His dad is Joe Jones

 
andybech 
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03-27-24 10:58 AM - Post#366595    
    In response to AsiaSunset

Mack is now ranked first on the Athletic transfer portal rankings. Georgetown and other DC schools in the mix. Note also that Georgetown got Jelani Williams' little brother.

It does seem that the combination of a school with good academics and significant NIL money is going to lure lots of top Ivy young players now. Perkins is probably more in that category than dissatisfaction with the program most likely.

 
penn nation 
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03-27-24 11:03 AM - Post#366596    
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  • andybech Said:
Perkins is probably more in that category than dissatisfaction with the program most likely.



I'm not sure that this is a strictly either/or proposition.


 
andybech 
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A 2025 commitment....
03-27-24 11:12 AM - Post#366597    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
  • andybech Said:
Perkins is probably more in that category than dissatisfaction with the program most likely.



I'm not sure that this is a strictly either/or proposition.



It does not have to be. The allure of a good education and good money is pretty powerful. There is just not much evidence that the state of the program is the issue here (there is much more grumbling on this board). I don't think Mack is dissatisfied with Harvard really either. Harvard is better lined up for the future than Penn is arguably.

I am not in love with the state of the program either as SD just has not been a good recruiter. Whether that rises to the level of replacing him is another question entirely as the program is not a disaster and has had its share of bad luck (Dingle transferring was really more about the NIL money than anything else).

Without NIL money Ivy league basketball in general will suffer. The league improved when the bottom 6 schools got better and they also had the advantage of just about every kid staying 4 years. Now NIL money is changing the equation as we were able to make up for the lack of athletic scholorships with need-based aid. But if a kid can get $300K on top of that and still go to a good school they should probably take that deal.

Edited by andybech on 03-27-24 11:13 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SomeGuy 
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03-27-24 01:05 PM - Post#366606    
    In response to AsiaSunset

This is great news. Right now, we have the best recruiting class in the league for 2025. Ok, so we have the only recruiting class. But this is a good get.

 
AsiaSunset 
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04-04-24 02:27 PM - Post#366985    
    In response to SomeGuy

The New England Recruiting Report (NERR) posted a very nice article about Jay Jones and his decision to commit to Penn.

 
Penn90 
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04-04-24 04:27 PM - Post#367002    
    In response to AsiaSunset

https://newenglandrecruit ingreport.com/in-the-news...

His uncle is James Jones!
Leges sine moribus vanae


 
palestra38 
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04-04-24 05:04 PM - Post#367005    
    In response to Penn90

Joe Jones' pedigree ain't chopped liver.

 
Penn90 
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04-04-24 10:16 PM - Post#367023    
    In response to palestra38

I know! I mentioned it as a compliment.
Leges sine moribus vanae


 
Streamers 
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05-25-24 05:27 PM - Post#368733    
    In response to Penn90

Penn Extended this offer yesterday

 
penn nation 
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05-25-24 09:21 PM - Post#368734    
    In response to Streamers

Levine's teammate.

 
Penndemonium 
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A 2025 commitment....
05-27-24 12:02 AM - Post#368762    
    In response to penn nation

I watched his video. At first I thought... ho hum, another tweener. Too slow to play guard, not big enough to be an impact forward. As I watched deeper, I started to see ways he could develop and make a difference. I saw someone who wasn't physical enough (yet) for Ivy play, but who wasn't afraid of contact. He has a nice looking shot and seems to have multiple ways to score. He has some quick drives to the hoop and can finish with both hands off the backbboard. Perhaps he's the answer we've been looking for as the elusive #3. I had high hopes for players like Henry Brooks and Ed Holland to be the athletic #3 that we've never really had. Maybe someone with better fundamentals and a bankable shot is the right answer at #3. If he can develop his athleticism, speed, and defense a bit, I can imagine it. He looks like Max Rothschild, but I'd like to see grow into a #3 instead of a #4. That will be dictated by what positions he can defend.

The big question mark for me is the quality of opposition. He didn't look like he was playing against the strongest of teams in the videos, so I couldn't tell how he'd match up against better players. I said the same thing in my Levine comments, and some of our knowledgeable board members said that they played in a good conference.

I see a path for this young man, but he'll have to develop to find a way to have an impact in the league. He needs to find some areas of definitive edge in D1 to avoid being a tweener.

 
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