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Stats aren't gaudy, but he started almost every game and was a core player for WCU. Record wasn't outstanding. He looks like he can shoot the trey. If I recall from WCU stats, he didn't foul out of a game all year (let's hope he played some D tho!!). Glad to have an experienced big man ready to go.
 

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Welcome aboard Joe!

Excited about your commitment to ISU and your plans to God - Proverbs 16:3 reference!

Looking forward to you representing at Redbird Arena!
 
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Apparently, he can use his left hand around the basket. Randy Smithson connection to ISU.
 

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Looks like he was on the perimeter a lot at Western Carolina

From 3 - 5.3 shots per game 34.5%
From 2 - 1.8 shots per game. 54.4%
 

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Looks like he was on the perimeter a lot at Western Carolina

From 3 - 5.3 shots per game 34.5%
From 2 - 1.8 shots per game. 54.4%
I posted over in the recruiting thread but will share here. I get Teddy Hawkins type player from Joe. Tall, but wants to play on the perimeter. He shot something around 30 free throws last year… that suggests he doesn’t spend much time down low. He’ll be a pick and pop guy*.


*In Mullers system. No idea how Pedon will use him.
 

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I posted over in the recruiting thread but will share here. I get Teddy Hawkins type player from Joe. Tall, but wants to play on the perimeter. He shot something around 30 free throws last year… that suggests he doesn’t spend much time down low. He’ll be a pick and pop guy*.


*In Mullers system. No idea how Pedon will use him.
 

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Also John Wilkins; 6'-9," but was only in the paint if he got lost. His permanent residence was 20 feet from the basket.
 

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I posted over in the recruiting thread but will share here. I get Teddy Hawkins type player from Joe. Tall, but wants to play on the perimeter. He shot something around 30 free throws last year… that suggests he doesn’t spend much time down low. He’ll be a pick and pop guy*.


*In Mullers system. No idea how Pedon will use him.


Based on the video I've see and the reports I've seen of him I'd say this is a pretty spot on comparison. Wouldn't be surprised to see some Hi-Lo game with him at the top of the key and Lewis on the block.
 

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I posted over in the recruiting thread but will share here. I get Teddy Hawkins type player from Joe. Tall, but wants to play on the perimeter. He shot something around 30 free throws last year… that suggests he doesn’t spend much time down low. He’ll be a pick and pop guy*.


*In Mullers system. No idea how Pedon will use him.
Based on the video I've see and the reports I've seen of him I'd say this is a pretty spot on comparison. Wouldn't be surprised to see some Hi-Lo game with him at the top of the key and Lewis on the block.

Welcome, glad to have you at ISU!!

He looks really smooth around the basket from the highlights I have seen. Based off of that I seen I agree with DWRedbird. My guess is a high low game with Lewis and/or Knight down on the block. Petrakis made a reference that he felt he wasn't used properly at WCU so that suggests to me that he will play more in the paint or high/low setting as mentioned before. Love the get and feel that Pedon and company are getting guys like this that fit a system that they want to run.
 

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Welcome, glad to have you at ISU!!

He looks really smooth around the basket from the highlights I have seen. Based off of that I seen I agree with DWRedbird. My guess is a high low game with Lewis and/or Knight down on the block. Petrakis made a reference that he felt he wasn't used properly at WCU so that suggests to me that he will play more in the paint or high/low setting as mentioned before. Love the get and feel that Pedon and company are getting guys like this that fit a system that they want to run.
Yes.

E.J. Liddell is built different than Petrakis, but a look at the OSU stats shows that Liddell was second on the Buckeyes on 3 pts shots attempted (only 4 shots from #1), and he spent quite a bit of time on top despite being built like a brick ____house. If Pedon runs some version of that offense, likely Petrakis will get some looks from the top of the key.

But the highlights also show Petrakis gets to the hoop, seems to know when and how to roll to the hoop/present himself, and isn't afraid to get n there. So, come on down!
 

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Yes.

E.J. Liddell is built different than Petrakis, but a look at the OSU stats shows that Liddell was second on the Buckeyes on 3 pts shots attempted (only 4 shots from #1), and he spent quite a bit of time on top despite being built like a brick ____house. If Pedon runs some version of that offense, likely Petrakis will get some looks from the top of the key.

But the highlights also show Petrakis gets to the hoop, seems to know when and how to roll to the hoop/present himself, and isn't afraid to get n there. So, come on down!

Kyle Young also took 51 shots from 3 point range. I'm just thinking that from what Petrakis said to Benson not sure Patrakis wants to take as many 3s as he took last year because he said he felt he wasn't used properly. Benson also suggested that his battle for playing time will be between Schmitt and Kotov.
 

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Kyle Young also took 51 shots from 3 point range. I'm just thinking that from what Petrakis said to Benson not sure Patrakis wants to take as many 3s as he took last year because he said he felt he wasn't used properly. Benson also suggested that his battle for playing time will be between Schmitt and Kotov.
Quote from this morning's Pantagraph article. I don't know what he means about not being used properly, but he looks to me to like to shoot it up.

When asked to describe his game, Petrakis said "definitely a big-time shooter and a guy who plays hard every possession and a smart player and a guy who values winning over anything. I haven't won a whole lot in college, and that's what I want to do."
 

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Quote from this morning's Pantagraph article. I don't know what he means about not being used properly, but he looks to me to like to shoot it up.
I agree he made 58, 3s last year and shot 35% from 3 point range, that tells me that for a big he can shoot it really well especially from the outside. I just feel its telling when he says " I didn't feel the system as Western Carolina was perfect for me, and I feel Illinois State has exactly what I was looking for." Maybe he wants to be used in a different format to take advantage of other aspects of his game, that may not have shown up on tape or in his game.
 
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