Penn State will work fast in replacing coach Micah Shrewsberry who is off to Notre Dame, and it is very clear who some of Penn State’s former players and stars want them to hire.
Support has been pouring in for lead assistant coach Adam Fisher to take over the Penn State Men’s Basketball program.
It started with All-American guard Jalen Pickett sending out this in response to a tweet about Fisher’s candidacy:
Former Penn State guard Sam Sessoms agreed, sending this:
All time games played leader Myles Dread echoed the sentiment with this tweet:
And even though they only spent a year with him, transfer guards Cam Wynter and Andrew Funk are all aboard the Coach Fish train as well:
Fisher would certainly be a wort candidate and has his upsides. Fisher has been a coach for almost a decade, mostly in Miami under Jim Larranaga. He is obviously very well liked by the players and is a great recruiter, key in some Pennsylvania recruitments like Jameel Brown to Penn State and Lonnie Walker and Isaiah Wong to Miami. He would be a first time head coach so there is obviously risk there, but it may be a necessary risk to try to preserve some of the current roster and keep the momentum of the tournament going.