Penn State hoops: Two more Nittany Lions hit transfer portal, bringing total to six
Two more Penn State basketball players have entered their names into the NCAA transfer portal, bringing the total to six in just one day.
On Monday, Penn State announced the hiring of Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry as the next head coach of the program. But that announcement hasn’t been enough to stop a flurry of players from entering their names into the transfer portal.
John Harrar, Trent Buttrick, Izaiah Brockington and Myreon Jones were the first four player to have entered the transfer portal, according to Audrey Snyder of The Athletic. Those are three of Penn State’s top four scorers from the 2020-21 season, as well as two of the top three rebounders.
Later in the day, Jamari Wheeler and Seth Lundy also entered their names in the portal.
Penn State ended the season with an 11-14 record and a 7-12 mark in B1G play. The Nittany Lions went through a season of uncertainty, with former head coach Pat Chambers stepping down a month before the season started. Jim Ferry was named the team’s head coach on an interim basis, but did not do enough for the athletic department to give him the full-time job.
Jones was the team’s leading scorer at 15.3 points per game. He also averaged 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. Harrar was the squad’s leading rebounder with 8.8 boards per game, matching his points per game average at 8.8, as well.
Brockington was the team’s second-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder at 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Buttrick averaged 13.3 minutes per game off the bench for the Nittany Lions.
Wheeler averaged 6.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 assists for Penn State while Lundy ranked third on the team in scoring with a 10.1 points per per contest.