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Welcome Trent Buttrick


#1

Body language discussion and transfer speculation
#2

I’m surprised that no one has commented on this. I’m actually excited about this commitment. I know that we hadn’t heard anything about this recruit and this came as surprise to everyone. From what I read he is a stretch 4. We get a tall shooter with decent athleticism and shooting is just what we needed. We already have plenty of talent, the talent just needs to mature. Again I love the signing.


#3

Kid’s tape shows a lot of dunks, made threes, finishes at the rim. Most against kids a lot smaller, but the bones are there. Possible sleeper. Glad to see us get a high school kid.


#4

#5

Mid-season senior year highlights


#6

http://www.roarlionsroar.com/penn-state-basketball-recruiting/2017/02/1750/trent-buttrick-penn-state-basketball-recruiting-pat-chambers


#7

Intriguing.


#8

Hoping he can develop into a slightly smaller version of the lumberjack pf’s Wisconsin seems to find every year up in the woods there. Definite redshirt candidate. I think this commit means someone else will be leaving at the end of the year opening another scholarship for a grad transfer/Spring signing. This kid doesn’t help next year’s team.


#9

Scroll through his school’s facebook page:

Seems he averages a double double with plenty of 20+ pt games.

Chambers scouted him on Jan 25. Buttrick scored 25 points and had 23 rebounds that night.


#10

Why does this mean anything other than we have an empty spot and are filling it with a kid at a position of need?

Hopefully another Billy Oliver without the concussion issues.


#11

Hopefully better than Billy Oliver :ok_hand:t2:


#12

Just getting ready to type the same thing. Trent is from Bloomsburg, PA. Highlights look good to me!


#13

Welcome! Good highlight tape, hopefully he can grow into a successful B1G player.


#14

I just meant a 6-8 shooter. Billy might have been a lot better if could have stayed in the lineup. Seemed like just when he started putting it together, it came to an end.


#15

Because the kid looks like he will need a redshirt year, and then some, before he contributes. I think Pat deserves the chance to see the current freshmen through their senior year before admin makes a decision to pull the plug. Not sure taking on a potential project recruit, with your last 17 scholarship, helps him win next year, and frankly, the following year.


#16

I will admit, this seems sort of strange to me. Pat has been all over Philly and the DMV, etc…and has some really high end kids looking. They don’t need a recruit in this class really. I don’t know.


#17

Why don’t they need someone? They have an opening, it’ll be tough to fill 5 slots and it spreads ships out better. I’m still expecting at least one transfer fwiw.


#18

If he can drag a big out of the paint because he can shoot from 3, then it opens up the middle for Mike and Lamar. I trust Pat’s judgment. Not everybody needs to be the Pennsylvania Player of the Year to add value to the team. Welcome aboard, Trent!


#19

Kinda nice to see this program fly direct from State College to Naples in the middle of a winter storm just to recruit. Thank you Sandy Barbour.


#20