Posted On: 07/10/19 8:17 AM

The weekly column is back with a variety of different questions. This week we take a look at Penn State’s recruiting around the local area, Tyler Herro’s potential in the NBA and a sneaky good 2019 recruiting class in the ACC. 

“Will anyone from Roman Catholic or Imhotep Charter end up in State College?” – @LCD37

If Penn State wants to climb up back near the top in the Big Ten, recruiting at Roman Catholic and Imhotep is certainly a good idea to camp out at. They have a small forward in Seth Lundy coming in for their 2019 class. Lundy was a huge snag for Pat Chambers and his staff as they were able to keep him local as many other high majors were pursuing him hard. 

In 2020, the Nittany Lions currently don’t have any great momentum with prospects but that will certainly change as July heats up and prospects start to cut down their lists. They have three spots open so it is somewhat of an important class for Chambers. One guy to possibly keep your eye out on from Imhotep is 6’9 power forward, Elijah Taylor. Taylor has been a spring blowup and has seen his recruitment pick up substantially in the previous weeks. 

For the class of 2021, there have been no reported offers to prospects from Roman Catholic or Imhotep but look for that change as soon as the 2020 class starts to take more of a picture.

“What do you think of Tyler Herro and the Heat?” – @edwards_wes

It is early but the former Kentucky Wildcat, Tyler Herro, is looking to be a nice pickup for the Miami Heat. In three games he is averaging 21.3 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game. He has always been a strong scoring guard with good size. His strong point is definitely his jumper but he has shown he can score at all three levels and that will be important in the NBA. He moves well off the ball to constantly look for his shot. One sneaky thing that people might not notice right away is his ability to pass and rebound the ball and that is showing early on during NBA summer league. I like the pickup for the Heat as I think Herro could develop as a very nice role player in the association.

“Which of non powerhouse schools in the ACC has impressed you the most with their 2019 recruiting efforts?” – @CommandoRandall

There were a few different options I could have gone with here but I really like the work Jim Larranaga did with his 2019 class. They are bringing in three 2019 recruits: Isaiah Wong, Harlond Beverly and Anthony Walker.

Wong is a point guard that should take over the lead guard position as soon as Chris Lykes graduates. He is not going to amaze you athletically but he gets the job done at the point guard position. He passes well, can score by penetrating and with his jumper. He will bring a good competitiveness to Miami.

Beverly is a late bloomer that really blew up during his senior season at Montverde. Known as a tenacious defender, it would not surprise me at all to see Harlond earn All ACC defensive honors before his time in Cory Gables is up.

Walker is a tough 6’8 forward that brings really good size to the Hurricanes. He will bring a variety ways of scoring to the acc program and always be a force on the boards. 

It has been a tough few years for Miami but this 2019 class has the chance for Miami to get back to their winning ways as there should be a lot of optimism about this class.