Hoops Podcast (Episode 3.1): Season Preview

By Craig Fritz on November 8, 2018 at 11:15 am
Penn State Forward Lamar Stevens

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As the sun rises on Pat Chambers' eighth season at the helm of Penn State basketball, the Lions are in an interesting place. They steamrolled through the NIT field to close out last year, but are faced with replacing two of the most prolific scorers in program history. Gone are Tony Carr, PSU's first NBA draft pick in nearly 30 years, and all-time 3-point leader Shep Garner. The gang is back to discuss all things Penn State hoops!

the highlights

  • The fellas recap Penn State's exhibition win at West Virginia, and talk about what to expect from incoming freshmen Myles Dread, Rasir Bolton, and Myreon Jones. Chambers will need consistent production from the trio to replace points and minutes vacated by Carr and Garner. Also, can sophomore Jamari Wheeler take over full-time at the point?
  • It's Josh Reaves' senior season, and it still feels like his role is ever-changing. Does the team need him to be a primary scorer? Be a facilitator? Just be a leader?
  • With Mike Watkins and Satch Pierce currently out of the rotation, can Penn State survive with Lamar Stevens and John Harrar until Watkins is cleared? Is there any developing front court depth? Will this be Stevens' year as the Nittany Lions unquestioned No. 1 player?
  • Circling back to the top, can Chambers survive another season without making the NCAA tournament? With already seven campaigns and just two winning seasons, how long is his leash?

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