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PG Scoonie Penn (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by JohnnyCockfight, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Why isn't Scoonie in the NBA for crying out loud? This guy has every bit as much talent as half the starting point guards in the league. He sure as hell has more talent than Mateen Cleaves, and that ugly bastard was in the league.

    Somebody tell me why.
  2. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Baker Hall

    Cause he's short, doesn't have the greatest handles, and isn't the greatest shooter. Just like top -100 lists of recruits, someone good has to come in place #106 or whatever. He's close, but not quite a League guy.
  3. jlb1705

    jlb1705 GROWN AND SEXY Staff Member Bookie

    I agree. I think he'd make an excellent coach somewhere though.
  4. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    ...or he could just keep living like a pimp playing in Europe.
  5. screwblue22

    screwblue22 Holy Buckeye!

    Last I heard of him he was playing for Scavolini an Italian Team in the FIBA. He was also still recovering from that broken leg he suffered a year or so back. I think he is better than probably 50% of the NBAs point guards, but maybe thats just me.
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    link

    6/29/06

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Meyer is back. Deal with it Florida.

    Dispatch

    6/30/06

  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Pricilla Presley still wants me... Staff Member

    I watched Scoonie Penn play for Olympiacos last night in a televised European game. His game appears to have matured a lot and it was a lot of fun to catch up and watch him in a game. He was patient and spread the ball around a lot. He was leading scorer at the half with 12 points. He appeared to be the shortest guy on the floor and I laughed out loud when he took a rebound away from a guy who must have been 6'11".

    I haven't watched Euroball before. Lots of Americans playing and they look to be reaching a good critical mass. Not NBA but good.
  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch

    A Euroleague basketball game Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey, had an Ohio flavor to it.
    Shaun Stonerook and Romain Sato helped Montepaschi of Siena, Italy, edge Efes Pilsen of Istanbul, featuring Scoonie Penn and Kenny Gregory, 79-76 in overtime. Stonerook played for Ohio State and Ohio University, Sato for Xavier, Penn for Ohio State and Gregory for Kansas after playing at Independence High School.
  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    It's not the NBA, but I've got to think it would be a hell of a time to play the sport one loves for a living in Europe. Beats the hell out of coaching high school ball. No offense, OG, you know what I mean. :wink2: I'd drop the bar license in a heartbeat to play professional basketball or rugby somewhere.
  12. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Vince caught a few minutes of Scoonie while he was over for the Matta presser. Only about 3 minutes long, but he touches on what he's been doing, the progression of Buckeye basketball since his departure, and former coach Jim O'Brien.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t7E0W5mjpY]YouTube - Scoonie Penn, former Ohio State Basketball Buckeye. 6/27[/ame]
    fourteenandoh likes this.
  13. fourteenandoh

    fourteenandoh My swing feels like an unfolding lawn chair.

    there's some great stuff on that video.
  14. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Scoonie Penn legend overlooked - SalemNews.com, Salem, MA
    NJ-Buckeye likes this.
  15. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    How much fun was this guy to watch during his days in Columbus?

    Don't forget the 1999 Final Four that never happened.. it happened..

    My fellow Morrill Tower-ites started off calling them Scoonie bombs... then Scoobie bombs.. then Scoobie snacks.. we ended up with snacks... i.e., 4 snacks for Scoonie tonight.. that [Mark May] was fun!!

    Scoonie Penn was awesome for the Buckeyes, and I can't believe I have gone this long without hearing his name :tongue2: So damn fun to watch

    I just remembered his block against St. Johns... :banger:

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