Ummm, Paulicap would’ve been a nice addition if we were pursuing him back in March. The kid has the high motor Chambers’ covets, so he seems like a culture fit. His proven shot blocking, rebounding and athleticism at 6’8" is something clearly missing on PSU’s roster. This could be the lucky break the staff needed - Paulicap spent his freshman year in junior college at Harcum. The guy’s got a very interesting backstory.
“He just plays so hard all the time, and when you meet him, he’s just a special young man and very selfless,” Masiello said. “He’s everyone’s fan favorite. He’s infectious, and he’s probably the first player I’ve had that has more energy than I do. The way he is in the locker room, the way he is on the bus, he’s got a personality that’s bigger than 20 people. He’s probably the most independent young man I’ve coached. He’s a self-starter. He’s a self-motivator. He has great pride in everything he does. He’s really changed our program.
Here are his sophomore year highlights (Chambers might offer for the 3:28-3:55 sequence alone).
I’ll take whatever baggage you think he brings on offense. Looks to me like a guy who can clean up plays around the rim and catch lobs. He will definitely not command 29% of possessions like he did for Manhattan. He is foul prone, probably from how hard he plays, but so is Harrar. You’ll just have to live with the foul shooting, but it’s worth noting he was about 63% as an underclassmen. That’s definitely not horrible.