Penn State linked to intriguing point guard target in transfer portal
Penn State is on the hunt for a point guard, and might have found one in Cal Baptist transfer Taran Armstrong.
Reports on Sunday confirmed that the Nittany Lions have reached out Armstrong after he entered the transfer portal. That’s per On3’s Joe Tipton:
Cal Baptist transfer Taran Armstrong has heard from the following schools since entering the portal, he tells @On3sports:
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— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 19, 2023
The point guard is an alum of the NBA Global Academy, and originally chose Cal Baptist over Rutgers. Armstrong averaged 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season for Cal Baptist.
Armstrong was last year’s WAC Rookie of the Year and second-team All-WAC this season. The point guard started 25 of 26 games in his freshman campaign, and was named Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. After Armstrong broke the program record for single-game assists, he was nominated for the Kyle Macy Award.
Penn State could use the assist from the talented point guard. The Nittany Lions were sent packing after getting thumped by No. 2 seeded Texas 71-66 on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament.