Thursday, April 24, 2014

Philipp the Conqueror

By Wally Jeter

The Pilots rack up another commitment for next season. Philipp Hartwich is a 7-ft Center from Cologne, Germany. From the little info out there on him, he looks like a back to the basket kind of guy (sorry he's not Dirk). And it also looks like he needs to hit some weights and pound some burgers at the Cove.

The guy must be athletic, since he was on the Germany National Youth Handball team! Then again, he's 7-feet tall so he was probably the Goalie.

Bonus fact: strong resemblance to Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory:


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tinker. Taylor. Soldier. White Guy

By Wally Jeter

Speaking of the 2014 recruiting class...... Everybody seems to be forgetting about the 3rd commitment in the soon to be Freshman class. Gabe Taylor is a 6'8'' 200lb forward from Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. He was the 2014 Oregon 3A Player of the Year. Now I know 3A doesn't mean much to a lot of you but also take into account that he transferred from 6A Newberg after his sophomore season where he was already averaging over 20ppg. Also mix in that his coach for the last two years was none other than ex-Pilot assistant/ex PSU head coach Joel Sobotka. Hidden Gem Maybe? Only time will tell. Did I mention he's also a 3A state champion?

End of the Game: Hair still looks great! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

D'Marques Tyson is Your New Best Friend

By Wally Jeter

Very excited to hear that the Pilots received an official commitment from D'Marques Tyson (6'6'' Guard from Quality Education Academy in North Carolina). His height varies from site to site (either 6'5'' or 6'6'') but what is known is that he's an athletic shooting guard who can stroke the 3 and likes to alley oop. Originally from Bothell, Washington previously played for Lakeside High School in the Seattle area.

West Coast Convo article.Whoomp Here he is: