Penn State basketball ranked, heading into a sellout at the Palestra with six Philadelphia-area contributors on the roster, with Patrick Chambers saying he’s turning down guys and expecting a boatload of recruits to be in attendance.
And Josh Reaves gets called up to the NBA, so now two of Chambers’ guys are on active NBA rosters:
Of course a player is ultimately responsible for his own success, but Tim Frazier does not graduate the program with the defensive technique he left with if Ed D remained his head coach. If you don’t believe me, ask Tim Frazier yourself if you ever happen to run into him.
If I ever run into Tim Frazier, I’ll be sure to ask him about his defensive technique when he left Penn State (and maybe how he had to alter it after the Achilles tear) and not at all about what it’s like to be in the NBA.
Yeah he’d definitely still be there if he couldn’t guard anyone…
Ed DeChellis could make a fortune opening up a basketball camp/academy. Penn State basketball fans would spend top dollar to send all of their kids to the greatest coach in program history. What a legend this guy is.
Blowing something WAYYYY out of proportion, context, and giving an extreme to attempt to prove your point. Relax, no one is saying what you are trying to force. There are not just two views: 1) ED is an absolute legend and sends everyone to the NBA, or 2) ED sucks and could never, in anyone’s wildest dreams, have an impact in someone making the NBA. Like everything, it is somewhere in between.
FTR: ED has been to the NCAA tourney twice and won the NIT once ;-). That’s more than a lot of coaches
We’ll never know whether DeChellis or Chambers contributed more to Frazier getting to the NBA. We do know that DeChellis and not Chambers was the one who got him to PSU tho. For that alone I’m grateful.
When did I say that? Stop taking leaps with your interpretations. Highly regarded as a person? Absolutely - he sent me an autographed team basketball when I was in the hospital for 40 days. He did not know me, but saw Brandon Hassle signing and passing around a tiny ball at practice, so he took a special b&w full-sized ball, signed it, had the complete team sign it, and sent it to me. THAT is a quality person.
He isn’t a high-major coach, but oh well, it’s not his “fault” that Tim hired him.