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Penn State basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry interview: Hoops Show

Headshot 5x7 reduced qualityby:Thomas Frank Carr12/14/22


On Saturday, Penn State basketball upset a top-20 team, beating Illinois on the road 74-59 for the team’s first big win. Fresh off the win and heading into the final non-conference stretch of the season, the Penn State Hoops show has a special guest; Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry. He sits down with reporter Nate Bauer to have a 30-minute conversation about his team, the state of college basketball, and name, image, and likeness. Afterward, T-Frank will join Bauer to discuss what the coach had to say.

The show will also be broadcast on YouTube for the first time this week. Subscribe to Blue White Illustrated on YouTube, so you don’t miss the show!

Penn State gets big win on the road

The Hoops Show will air at 8 pm on YouTube Wednesday evening.

Bauer starts the show by discussing the win against Illinois and how the team responded to the loss at home to Michigan State days prior. Next, Shrewsberry discusses the mindset his team needed on the road and how he thinks Illinois viewed the game coming into the contest. He also discusses his thoughts on his role in motivation and team mood during those two games.

Next, Bauer discusses his thoughts on the team’s formula to win. Is it as simple as making shots? Next, Shrewsberry discusses his philosophy and how the emphasis on three-point shots is incorrect. From there, they talk about the importance of finishing the non-conference strong, and Shrewsberry has a blunt assessment of how his team needs to prepare for the next three games.

From there, Bauer asks about Penn State’s star, Jalen Pickett. They discuss his play this season and, on the flip side, how Shrewsberry wants to get all of the freshmen involved in the game.

Shrewsberry blunt about NIL situation

The last topic of conversation centers around NIL. How is Penn State doing, and what should fans know about the situations surrounding the team? Shrewsberry doesn’t hold back in his comments or information about how NIL has affected recruiting. He also ranks where Penn State stands in the Big Ten with NIL dollars and opportunity.

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