Could Pat Chambers poach Penn State Basketball’s lineup?
Let’s face it, every single potential player on the 2022-2023 Nittany Lions basketball team that played any significant minutes, with the exception of transfers Jevonnie Scott and Jalen Pickett, chose Penn State at least in part due to Pat Chambers.
Is it possible any of them would leave to head to Florida Gulf Coast? We rank those chances of their departure from the Nittany Lion program in general here:
the final of Chambers’ well-documented Roman Catholic pipeline, Lundy had an up and down year under Shrewsberry. After choosing to stay after Chambers was fired and interim coach Jim Ferry wasn’t renewed, it would be surprising to move so far from home for his last year or two of eligiblity. VBR Crystal Ball (out of 10) — 1
the Philly point guard who started at Binghamton was perhaps the most potent offensive punch for the 2021-2022 Nittany Lions. He could play one more year due to the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility from the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s already transferred once, though, would he really want to do that again? VBR Crystal Ball (out of 10) — 1.5
Dread also has the option of returning for the COVID ‘5th year’ but hasn’t made any announcement about whether he wants to play next year. Likely having completed most of his academic requirements at Penn State, could he move on ala Jamari Wheeler and play his last year under Pat Chambers? VBR Crystal Ball (out of 10) — 3
the rising junor guard road the bench behind the slumping fifth year senior Jaheam Cornwall for far too long this year. Johnson made some nice impact for Penn State while working through his own growing pains. Could sitting behind a player he was clearly outperforming affect his decision about where to play next year? VBR Crystal Ball (out of 10) — 3.5
Dorsey was never able to crack into Shrewsberry’s rotation, even as some of the other backup options at the small and power forward position failed to make a significant impact (White and Scott come to mind). It’s not unreasonable to think he’ll want a fresh start under a coach that will give him a chance to make a contribution. VBR Crystal Ball (out of 10) — 7