Penn State Men’s Basketball Film Review | New striker Greg Lee can become a constant contributor | Penn State Men’s Basketball News
The Micah Shrewsberry era has started at Penn State, and it’s only a matter of time before we see the new Nittany Lions look.
If there’s one word to describe the past year of Penn State basketball, it’s “change.” With the departure of six old players and four newcomers to the squad, the Transfer Portal has been both the program’s worst enemy and best friend.
It’s clear Shrewsberry has serious work to do to make this squad competitive again, but Rome weren’t built in a day, and the new transfers provide significant intrigue for the 2021-22 season.
Let’s take a look at former West Michigan forward Greg Lee, who averaged 13 points per game with 50.4% shooting for the 2021 season.
While Lee certainly provided an effective score, there are some aspects of his game to criticize.
The transfer will now compete in the Big Ten – a conference much stronger than its old home, the Mid-American Conference. His performance last season against the perennial powerhouse Michigan State could be indicative of what to expect for the Lees and Nittany Lions.
Lee offers great height, length and flurry to a much needed position for Penn State. At 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, the forward is an inside presence that can intimidate players on the block.
This piece shows how Lee is able to create his own opportunities with strength and his ability to end up in contact.
He also played an important role for West Michigan with his ability to pass into the post and create for other greats.
While this kind of play may seem like obvious decisions, Lee passes with little to no hesitation. If Penn State is to be competitive this year, Shrewsberry and society will need to have that kind of cohesion at all levels.
While these are the types of games coaches love to see, especially at the college level, Lee has room to develop as a defensive leader.
Whether it’s his fault, one of his teammates, or a combination of the two, there’s a clear communication breakdown on the pick and roll, and Lee burns himself in the end.
He will need to become a stronger voice and facilitate communication between the Nittany Lion defense to avoid such situations in the future.
Lee can become an offensive force for Penn State and ideally would go on to bring in double-digit points every night, but in this contest against Michigan State he finished with just six.
There is certainly room to develop for the incoming big man, but he has the raw characteristics to be a major pickup for the Nittany Lions. Lee officially arrived on campus this week, so it’s time to work for the brand new big man.
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