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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2022, 09:02:59 PM »
Luke Chicone is transfering to John Carroll University.

I wish him well!
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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2022, 08:41:42 AM »
Good Luck, Luke!

Also - really liking some of these moves:

Brandon Rush
Bryce McBride
Malek Green
Adrian Nelson
+ keeping Cohill

Could be something special next season. Can't wait!

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2022, 08:57:04 AM »
I didn’t hear or se anything on Maleek Green.
Don’t forget Acunzo! Originally a 3 star that played at Kennedy Catholic and then went on to Toledo and then I believe Duquesne.


Good Luck, Luke!

Also - really liking some of these moves:

Brandon Rush
Bryce McBride
Malek Green
Adrian Nelson
+ keeping Cohill

Could be something special next season. Can't wait!

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2022, 12:13:40 PM »
Good reminder on Acunzo!!

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2022, 02:01:44 PM »
Good Luck, Luke!

Also - really liking some of these moves:

Brandon Rush
Bryce McBride
Malek Green
Adrian Nelson
+ keeping Cohill

Could be something special next season. Can't wait!


Malek Green ?  Do you think he's coming ?

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2022, 03:55:30 PM »
Ironguin14, yes Malek is in.
https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/malek-green


Maybe i'm a little hyped but I think Cohill and the last four could make a nice starting line up .   Coach C is not messing around.   Roster looks like a solid D1 program.  Might be his best top to bottom yet depending on how the chemistry comes together.

Cohill,Rush,and Mcbride are experienced  upper cla$$men with double digit scoring at D1 and in the 6-2 to 6-3 range that can play on the court together.
Green and  Nelson also each with four years experience give paint protection and scoring in the post.  Been screaming for a long time for some pounders.

No disrespect to the returning lettermen or the red-shirts.  Iron sharpens iron .   I want to see a better version of Will Dunn or Daniel Ogoro just to use an example or a Rathan-Mayes & Myles Hunter step up and show the new guys that you're going to have to fight for our playing time.
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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2022, 04:13:50 PM »
I guess Omarian Bodrick is not coming now!  Verbals indicates he is undecided now!

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2022, 04:35:36 PM »
I guess Omarian Bodrick is not coming now!  Verbals indicates he is undecided now!


I noticed that too along with Kaleb Walters who was also an earlier commit.   Looks like Johnny Lovelace is the only true frosh Commit .   

Wondering if there will be some other attrition.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2022, 05:53:04 PM »
On paper, with the previous experience of the players coming in, you would think this could be a special year. We will see how it all meshes tho...

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2022, 12:30:30 PM »
Lucrotti now transferring per Verbal Commits!
Sheesh.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2022, 03:26:23 PM »
Lucrotti now transferring per Verbal Commits!
Sheesh.

Hardly knew him.   Nice size for a point guard although he might play off the ball at his next stop.   Wonder what motivates these type of decisions ?

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2022, 05:55:00 PM »
Coach is finally starting to figure out that the type of guys he recruited at Fairmont, the D2 type does not translate here. You need D1 caliber players at this level and most of the guys transferring out are not at this level. Good to see some experienced D1 talent coming in. 

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2022, 08:50:57 PM »
Daniel Ogoro is transferring.
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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2022, 06:48:23 AM »
From today’s Tribune and Vindy:

Penguins find success with transfer portal

LOCAL SPORTS
APR 20, 2022

JOEL WHETZEL
Staff writer
jwhetzel@tribtoday.com
 
 
A year ago, the Youngstown State men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up some of their biggest contributors from the transfer portal. They appear well on their way to doing it again this recruiting cycle.


On the men’s side, the Penguins added Dwayne Cohill (Dayton), Tevin Olison (Cumberlands — NAIA) and Chris Shelton (Hampton) last year via the portal, and Cohill and Olison cracked the starting five while Shelton regularly worked into the rotation.

On the women’s end, YSU picked up Lilly Ritz from Division II Wheeling and also nabbed Megan Callahan (Robert Morris), Paige Shy (Marshall), Lindsey Mack (Fairleigh Dickinson) and Lindsey Linard (Robert Morris). Callahan and Shy frequently started, while Mack and Linard came in off the bench in spurts.

Both programs have once again been active in the portal in 2022.

The men’s team picked up four transfers — Malek Green (Canisius), Bryce McBride (Eastern Michigan), Adrian Nelson (Northern Kentucky) and Brandon Rush (Fairleigh Dickinson).


Green and Nelson will feature in the YSU frontcourt this season, Green standing at 6-foot-7, 220 pounds and Nelson at 6-8, 225. Nelson averaged 6.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while Green notched 10.9 points and 4.4 boards.

In the backcourt, McBride scored 11.6 points per game at Eastern Michigan, while Rush averaged 14.2 points and 3.0 a$$ists per game at FDU.

Those transfers are in addition to incoming freshman John Lovelace (6-foot-7 G/F).

In a press release about the signings, Jerrod Calhoun said Tuesday, “I’m extremely excited about this year’s recruiting cla$$. This cla$$ is a deep, talented, and versatile group that has a great mix of experience and youth. Our staff is ecstatic about the combination of our incoming cla$$ meshing with our returning players to continue building the positive momentum for our program.”

The women have added two players thus far, both with West Virginia roots.

Dena Jarrells, a 5-foot-7 guard, is coming in from Chattanooga, where she averaged 10.4 points per game and shot 35.2 percent from 3-point range last season. Additionally, Shay Kirby is joining the Penguins after scoring 7.2 points per game at Austin Peay. She stands at 5-foot-10 and shot 39.8 percent from downtown last year.

Of Jarrells, YSU women’s coach John Barnes said in a press release, “Dena is an outstanding ball-handler with a high understanding of the game. … She has deep range and can also create shots off the bounce. Her ability to score at all three levels while also making her teammates better will add a great dimension to our program.”

Barnes said of Kirby, “”Shay brings a new dimension to our team that is much needed. She has great size and athleticism for a perimeter player. Her ability to play pressure defense as well as shoot a high percentage from 3-point range will be invaluable to us next season.”

Of course, as the portal gives, it takes away. The men so far have seen Garrett Covington, Owen Long, Luke Chicone, Daniel Ogoro and Michael Lucarotti head for the exits, while the women have seen Kayiona Willis, Emma Randall and Lexi Wagner depart.

Of those, Chicone, Long and Ogoro saw time for the men (Covington would have been a season-long starter if not for an Achilles injury just three games into the year), while Wagner worked into the women’s rotation.

As we saw last season, though, both Barnes and Calhoun are able to find immediate replacements for those departing, and in fact, upgrades in spots. Mary Dunn was a standout for the YSU women, but Ritz was able to surpa$$ her production off the bat and earn All-Horizon League First Team honors. On the men’s end, Cohill became a go-to player for the Penguins and picked up All-League Third Team honors.

Given Barnes’ and Calhoun’s track records of finding starting-caliber talent in the portal — and the track records of those they’re bringing in next season — both teams could be immediately upgrading once again.

jwhetzel@tribtoday.com