I just wanted to make my first post here an introduction of myself as a fan just to kind of get things rolling.
I’m 24 and have been a fan of Penn State basketball (all sports) from the time I was able to really start becoming a fan of sports…so about 8 or 9 years old. I’m not an alum…only a fan. I’d have the hoop that you hang on the door and pretend that I was Penn State, going through each round of the tournament…eventually playing Duke in the championship and winning at the buzzer :
My first real emotional memory was of course…the 2001 victory over North Carolina. Being that I was 13 at the time, I was just starting to come into my own as a fan. That moment elevated me to diehard status.
My favorite players in no particular order are Crispin, Ivory, Battle and Cornley. All recent I know but I’m young, so cut me some slack!
I’m very excited about the young nucleus that we have and the fact that Chambers plays a deep bench. It may kill us early on by playing so many young, inexperienced players. But by playing a lot early on…even if some end up not being the most talented…they will be able to develop into great role players that are experienced and know what it takes to win in the B1G.
I love the philosophy and high energy that Chambers brings. He has the initial make up of a great college coach. We’ll see what happens. But I’m excited!
I watch/listen to every game and just started researching some recruits, but I’m not a B1G statistician quite yet and I don’t know the ins and outs of every team in the conference. Some of you on here may need to help me out from time to time but I’m here to learn a little bit, debate a little bit and simply just have fun talking PSU hoops.
It may not be the best or most emotional introduction out there, but I figured it was better than just diving right into a conversation. You guys seem like a pretty tight knit group where everyone is familiar with everyone else.