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« Reply #45 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
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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

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2022, 11:14:52 AM »
Daniel Ogoro is transferring.

I figured he would be gone.  Seemed like he had a lot of promise in his freshman year.  Not sure what happened this past year but he couldn't hit shots and was terrible from the FT line. 

You have to wonder about Chris Shelton.  I hope Myles Hunter stays. 

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2022, 11:57:15 AM »
Daniel Ogoro is transferring.

I figured he would be gone.  Seemed like he had a lot of promise in his freshman year.  Not sure what happened this past year but he couldn't hit shots and was terrible from the FT line. 

You have to wonder about Chris Shelton.  I hope Myles Hunter stays.

Ogoro’s problems in making FT, out of control drives and inconsistent shooting pretty much doomed his play time.
Miles Hunter still needs to improve on the consistency in his mid range jumper and 3 point shots.
I hope the new guys can mix in with the returning four ( Mayes, Cohill, Shelton and Hunter. We still need improved playing from Dunn.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2022, 12:51:43 PM »
Daniel Ogoro is transferring.

I figured he would be gone.  Seemed like he had a lot of promise in his freshman year.  Not sure what happened this past year but he couldn't hit shots and was terrible from the FT line. 

You have to wonder about Chris Shelton.  I hope Myles Hunter stays.

Ogoro’s problems in making FT, out of control drives and inconsistent shooting pretty much doomed his play time.
Miles Hunter still needs to improve on the consistency in his mid range jumper and 3 point shots.
I hope the new guys can mix in with the returning four ( Mayes, Cohill, Shelton and Hunter. We still need improved playing from Dunn.

Yes.  Ogoro had some success the year before driving into the lane, but really struggled with that and had too many turnovers and too many missed open shots.

YSU struggled against the zone, but Hunter was effective beating it when he hit a lot of those mid range shots.  I'd like to see him get his 3-PT % up.  He was better the year before.  He seemed to fit good in the 6th man role.     

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2022, 03:39:41 PM »
Daniel Ogoro is transferring.

I figured he would be gone.  Seemed like he had a lot of promise in his freshman year.  Not sure what happened this past year but he couldn't hit shots and was terrible from the FT line. 

You have to wonder about Chris Shelton.  I hope Myles Hunter stays.

Ogoro’s problems in making FT, out of control drives and inconsistent shooting pretty much doomed his play time.
Miles Hunter still needs to improve on the consistency in his mid range jumper and 3 point shots.
I hope the new guys can mix in with the returning four ( Mayes, Cohill, Shelton and Hunter. We still need improved playing from Dunn.

Yes.  Ogoro had some success the year before driving into the lane, but really struggled with that and had too many turnovers and too many missed open shots.

YSU struggled against the zone, but Hunter was effective beating it when he hit a lot of those mid range shots.  I'd like to see him get his 3-PT % up.  He was better the year before.  He seemed to fit good in the 6th man role.   

100% agreement on Ogoro.   My blood presure went up when he had the ball on offense.  Great at driving the ball but his shot wasn't there.  He did hit a 3 to beat Wright State so I wish him well which might be the d2 level.

Myles can be instant offense off the bench.  Love his high release at mid-range.   I also thought Shelton might bolt.  He has a beautiful looking stroke so it might be mental pressing thing that he can move on from and contribute in the up coming season.

Really blown away how coach C attacked the portal.  I'm now wondering if portal recruiting is > than hs recruiting at a place like YSU or is it a short term fix ?

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2022, 07:43:43 PM »
Going to be a completely brand new team besides DC.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2022, 04:27:24 PM »
Today’s MBB press conference on YouTube announcing the 5 signees.

https://youtu.be/CnpO4YDuqnA


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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2022, 05:38:03 PM »
Today’s MBB press conference on YouTube announcing the 5 signees.

https://youtu.be/CnpO4YDuqnA

 He said there might be one more.

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« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2022, 05:57:53 PM »
Today’s MBB press conference on YouTube announcing the 5 signees.

https://youtu.be/CnpO4YDuqnA

 He said there might be one more.

Yes. He has said that he still has a scholarship left and he is not sure what direction he plans to take.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2022, 03:25:23 PM »
Thought that was an excellent press conference with a lot of insight from Coach Calhoun.

Does sound like pretty much everyone else is coming back (at least for now); Shemar, Hunter, Dunn, Owens along with Gurley & Irwin, who didn't play last year.  Don't think Chris Shelton was mentioned; could see him transferring.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2022, 07:06:20 PM »
Thought that was an excellent press conference with a lot of insight from Coach Calhoun.

Does sound like pretty much everyone else is coming back (at least for now); Shemar, Hunter, Dunn, Owens along with Gurley & Irwin, who didn't play last year.  Don't think Chris Shelton was mentioned; could see him transferring.

 I missed that he didn't mention Shelton which makes sense since if he gets another recruit they would be at 14 and you can only have 13.  Can't get over how rosters change so much in the portal era.   I got a feeling even coach Calhoun like others are learning on the fly on how to navigate on how to build a roster.

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Re: Garrett Coviington is in the transfer portal
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2022, 08:53:23 AM »
Let's remember that you can only transfer one time without sitting out for a year.  After that 1-time "free transfer," if you decide that you want to transfer again you then must sit out for one year.