Honestly JP was way overrated by this board. He is a tweener who did and has been able to exploit different matchups and use his body to score. A good PL scorer, a slightly less than average mid D1 player
UNCW in ‘20-‘21 and then off to Northeastern. Will be interesting to see if he starts. UNCW was 7-10 in ‘20-‘21 with him under new coach Takayo Siddle and 27-9 in ‘21-‘22 and first in the CAA regular season without him. Overall record of 10-39 in his two seasons. Certainly Northeastern hopes for a better correlation between his performance and the W-L record than was the case at HC and UNCW.
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Was it our friend hc70 that was always looking for a 6 foot 12 player? I became a disciple of that thinking. I know, I know, hard to find and get at Holy Cross. But I suspect a more charismatic coach (think Chesney-type) would have a better chance.
To get back to 2023, I wouldn't mind seeing a 6-7 version of JP sign on for next year. [/div][/quote]
6-7 versions of JP aren't coming to HC. AIR, JP was exactly the same type of HS player as he was college. He did great in HS as a PF without size needed for better colleges. When I followed him he didn't get "the right offers" because he was a 6-4ish PF. He's like the Gates of PF. He gives you a lot for his size. I seldom have fond feelings for guys who stiff us after getting an opportunity, regardless of our program. That's life today with many.
Post by newfieguy74 on Jul 18, 2022 10:28:11 GMT -5
JP has a good inside game--for the PL. Self-confidence is good, self-delusion is not. At a higher level he becomes less effective (to extend that reasoning, he would score 0 points and get 0 rebounds in the NBA). I imagine he'll be a good contributor at Northeastern.
Pridgen is a very good low major player. Wish he was still here. Alas, he is not like so many others we have recruited over the last several years.
Everybody in Carmody's last two recruiting classes finishing somewhere else. Grandison, Pridgen, and Wade on their third schools - Lowder on his fourth (with a couple de-commits thrown in for good measure).