Return to Happy Valley: Penn State guard removes name from transfer portal
Penn State received some major news on Friday, as junior guard Izaiah Brockington announced he will return to State College next season. He wants to play for new head coach Micah Shrewsberry.
Brockington was one of multiple players to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the 2020-21 season. However, after thinking about his options, the guard decided it was in his best interest to return to Penn State.
On Friday, Brockington released a post on social media. He will be returning to Penn State, but will also declare for the NBA Draft in an effort to receive feedback on his game and see what areas he must improve upon moving forward.
— Izaiah Brockington (@TheOnlyiZB) March 26, 2021
Brockington was Penn State’s second-leading scorer in 2020-21, behind Myreon Jones, who is also in the portal. He averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Brockington was the team’s top free throw shooter, making 84.1% of his attempts and knocked down 43% of his shots from the floor.
Penn State ended the year with an 11-14 record and a 7-12 mark in B1G play. Shrewsberry replaces Jim Ferry, who was the team’s interim head coach for the season after Pat Chambers’ sudden resignation.