Monday, July 21, 2008

That was quick

Up until this weekend there hadn't been much to report on regarding the 2009 basketball recruiting class. Josh Sowards, Alex Ruoff, and (if he comes back this year) Jarrett Brown would open up roster spots upon the completion of their eligibility. If Roscoe Davis does not qualify academically he could count against the 2009 class after spending a year in prep school. That would leave two spots. Not anymore. It appears as though the 2009 recruiting class opened and closed in a hurry as Dalton Pepper and Dan Jennings both pledged to the 2009 class. Pepper is a 6'5" shooting guard that will be the replacement for Ruoff.

Many publications list the 6-5 shooting guard among the nation’s top 100 players in the class of 2009 after averaging 22.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and shooting better than 50 percent from the field in helping Pennsbury advance to the state Quad-A semifinals last year.
Pepper was recruited initially for WVU by John Beilein, but Huggins came in and finished the deal for the Mountaineers. Dan Jennings is a 6'8" forward that played for Oak Hill this year.
This is what ESPN.com had to say about Jennings:

“This lefty is an undersized center who has a great basketball body — long and strong. Jennings runs well in transition and is an above-the-rim finisher who benefits from drop off passes from guard penetration. In the post he is physical around the basket where he executes powerful post moves that include the drop step, and he can score with the jump hook with either hand. He does an excellent job sealing his man for position and takes advantage of any angles to the rim. His shooting range extends to about 15 feet. Although he is only 6-8, he knows he is a center and seems to have accepted it. He's a good rebounder on both ends and has good foot quickness that allows him to be an excellent post defender, but he could struggle against a much taller center. Jennings plays hard and is an active and live body — a high-major player.”

4 comments:

TitleYear said...

Mounty fans! Please be sure to read this article.

http://wolverineliberationarmy.blogspot.com/2008/07/if-i-were-west-by-god-virginian.html

I’m not sure what planet they are living on. But obviously this world they live in is full of sci-fi books and naked men. The fantasy realm in which they reside, must have been created by the nations worst polution, highest murder rate, 2nd highest drug trafficing rate, and their beloved football program that loses to a div 1AA Appalachian State Mountaineers!!! These guys are riding on unicorns, carrying a civil war pistol and wearing assless chaps, while drinking a Zima full of jolly ranchers.

They deserve to fall in the gutter with FSU and PSU. All of us cfb fans are crazy bout our programs. But Michigan just has to many flute blowers for me.

chutta said...

NOT A BASTARD SON, BUT A SON OF A BASTARD!

CONGRATS TUMMYSTIX!

chutta said...

Okay, we need a new post about the potential of Army and Navy to have a significant new tie to the Big East!

Will we soon be playing on Michie Field's new FieldTurf and watching the game on its 20x50 ft. new HD video board? -->

http://www.goarmysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=48071&SPID=4587&DB_OEM_ID=11100&ATCLID=1505388

Neither the WV blogs nor the WV "real" media were smart enough to report on the actual size of Milan Puskar Stadium's future screen.

Way to go Casazza. Don't you get paid for this?:

http://dailymail.com/Sports/WVUSports/200807240076

Your new name is Dustazza.

Or perhaps we will be watching a WVU game in Annapolis soon. That could be a great road trip especially for all you Bastards from Maryland.

You Bastards need to post on this. Putting links in the comments is beyond me.

aoc gold said...

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What is pink? A rose is pink

By the fountain's brink.

[2]

What is red? A poppy's red

In its barley bed.

[3]

What is blue? The sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

[4]

What is white? A swan is white

Sailing in the light.

[5]

What is yellow? Pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

[6]

What is green? The grass is green,

With small flowers between.

[7]

What is violet? Clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

[8]

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

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