Former Penn State basketball players Jalen Pickett, Andrew Funk, Camren Wynter and Myles Dread went on Twitter Wednesday to advocate for Penn State associate head coach Adam Fisher to replace Micah Shrewsberry as Penn State’s head coach.
Pickett tweeted in all caps:
“HIRE COACH FISH KEEP THE SUCCESS GOING !!!!.”
HIRE COACH FISH KEEP THE SUCCESS GOING !!!!!
— Jay Pick (@JalenPickett7) March 22, 2023
“Don’t overthink it, Adam Fisher is the man for the job.”
Don’t overthink it, Adam Fisher is the man for the job @PennStateMBB
— Andrew Funk (@andrewfunk11) March 22, 2023
“HIRE COACH FISH. LET’S KEEP IT GOING”
HIRE COACH FISH. LET’S KEEP IT GOING‼️ @PennStateMBB @PSUHoopsClub
— Myles Dread (@mylesd12_) March 22, 2023
“HIRE FISH @PennStateMBB we cool off those other dudes!”
HIRE FISH @PennStateMBB we cool off them other dudes!
— Cam Wynter (@iamcamrenwynter) March 22, 2023
Frazier came to Penn State along with Shrewsberry in 2021. He was key in recruiting Pickett from the transfer portal. When Pickett got to Penn State, Fisher helped develop him into a first-team all-Big Ten performer, second-team All-American and John R. Wooden Award finalist.
Funk, Wynter and Dread were key pieces down the stretch. All four helped Penn State make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011 and win a tournament game for the first time since 2001.
Fisher was a part of the recruiting staff that helped Penn State sign its two best recruiting classes in school history.
Before coming back to his alma mater, Fisher (‘06) was on the staff at Miami for eight years, six of those were under Jim Larranaga. Miami had the best stretch in its program history from 2014-2018 when it was the 2015 NIT runner-up, made the Sweet 16 in 2016 and added two more tournament appearances in 2017 and 2018.
Fisher is a 2006 Penn State graduate that was on the staff at Villanova under Jay Wright as a graduate assistant from 2007-2009 and director of basketball operations from 2009-2011. He returned as a video coordinator in 2011 and was promoted to director of player development.
Fisher could be one of the leading candidates for the now open position, and his becoming the new head coach could help keep signees and players he recruited to stay at Penn State.