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Penn State is having a huge visit this weekend. The players who are visiting are:
2010 SG Taran Blue- 3* commited to Penn State. Brother of Talor Battle 2011 PG Trey Burke- 2* commited to Penn State 2011 C Rakeem Christmas- 5* on Scout. Doubt he comes, but Penn State does have a need for a C 2011 C Malcolm Gilbert- 4* on Scout. Look above 2011 C/PF Desmon Hubbard- 4* on Scout. Look above 2012 PF Savon Goodman- 1* on Scout. Probably hasn't been evaluated yet. 2012 F Amile Jefferson- 5* on Scout. Same as what I said above.
They are all visiting for the Ohio State-Penn State game and it is great that top prospects would consider Penn State. I do believe Penn State is an up and coming team in the Big 10 and hopefully can land some of these kids.
Royce White was suspended for the first two games by Tubby Smith for shoplifting. The kid is super talented but he needs to keep himself out of trouble, he had character concerns coming in.
Overall I'm pretty pumped for this season. We return everyone worthwhile from an NCAA tournament team last year and add some nice pieces in White and Trevor Mbakwe (assuming he can play), and we're ridiculously deep. As of now we don't have a real star but we can go 10-12 deep without losing a lot, and someone like White has the skills to develop into that go to guy.
The Big 10 is going to be sick this year, so I'm not expecting to win it or anything, Michigan State or Purdue are probably going to take it, but I would be more than happy with a top 5 finish which I think we're more than capable of.