I got to “eyeball” Geno last night in Shaler’s game at Ambridge. The game itself was a blowout. 59-13 at the half. I think it was 70-17 in the middle of the 3rd. Geno was subbed for at this point. I believed he would not return so I left. Final was 77-23. Pgh. newspapers had no news of Geno stats.
By my count he had 24 points in about 14 minutes of PT at the midpoint of the 3rd quarter when I left.
My summary: Geno is the “real deal.” Just sensational. Good size. He looked legit 6-2 or 6-3. Super quick. GREAT hops. He had 5 great dunks last night, including his high lite reel “reverse dunk!” He just moves so smoothly! Geno has excellent ball skills. Ball seems to be “on a string.” Very good court awareness and seemed to be a “team player.” It’s funny; his points just came so easily it not like he was forcing anything. He had several very nice assists.
I also like his jump shot. He really seems to get his right hand on top of the ball. Great rotation on his shot. His shots had a very nice consistent arc. It seems all of his foul shots (including warm ups) were dead on perfect!
I’m trying hard to think of weaknesses. It’s not easy. He didn’t rebound much last night BUT he didn’t need to. As noted, this game was very "one sided."
To me, Geno may be the “most athletic” PSU hoop recruit ever! Scary to think how good he will be in 2 years time. I just hope Geno and PC can bring to PSU a couple of equally athletic players into his class. If so, PSU would have made the transition to the big time!!!
P.S. Also on Shaler’s team was former PSU football commit P.J. Holtz. ( I think he has decommitted.) Holtz did not start but I thought he should have. He is a hulk (6-3 or 6-4) and pretty agile also. I’ve seen him play football. He is one of the top football players in the WPIAL. I hope to see him at Beaver Statium in the future.