Update: 9:20 p.m.
**Former PSU guard Tim Frazier is back with an NBA team as he signed earlier today with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Frazier has played in the NBA every season since 2014-15, and has had a nice career as a reserve point guard. He’s averaged 5.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game.
The 30-year-old had not been with an NBA team early this season after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons last February.
He has earned $8.9 million in his career.
Update: 10:05 a.m.
**Penn State has a pretty nice ranking in the initial men’s basketball NET rankings released by the NCAA.
The Nittany Lions come in at No. 42 overall, and they are the eighth Big Ten team in the NET rankings. Penn State is 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten. The only other team without a league win yet is Nebraska (0-4).
The NET rankings are now used instead of the old RPI formula when it comes to helping the NCAA Tournament selection committee evaluate teams. A ranking of 42 would be very good at the end of the season when it comes to possibly making the tournament, although we are a long, long way from that point.
Penn State had its home game Sunday against Wisconsin postponed out of what was deemed “an abundance of caution.” The Lions’ next game will be Wednesday night at Ohio State.
The top 10 in NET rankings:
Update: 9:45 a.m.
**Of the 14 teams that made the NFL playoffs, 12 of them include a former Penn State player. All told, 18 former Nittany Lions are members of teams that will be in the playoffs.
Here’s the breakdown:
Packers: S Adrian Amos
Saints vs. Bears
Saints: CB Grant Haley; DE Anthony Zettel on practice squad; P Blake Gillikin on IR
Bears: WR Allen Robinson; S Jordan Lucas opted out for season
Rams vs. Seahawks
Rams: S Nick Scott
Football Team vs. Buccaneers
Football Team: S Troy Apke
Bucs: WR Chris Godwin; LT Donovan Smith; C A.Q. Shipley out for season with injury
Chiefs: OG Stefen Wisniewski
Bills vs. Colts
Bills: OT Ryan Bates
Colts: DT Robert Windsor on practice squad
Steelers vs. Browns
Steelers: LB Marcus Allen
Titans vs. Ravens
Titans: DT Jack Crawford, DE DaQuan Jones
Ravens: QB Trace McSorley on IR