Two other Penn State men’s basketball players, including the team’s top scorer, have announced their transfer goals.
Myreon JonesTrent Buttrick announced his decisions on Twitter. Jones will play in Florida and Buttrick will be headed to Massachusetts.
Jones started 24 games for the Lions averaging 15 points per game. Buttrick played a reserve role, made two starts, and played in all 25 games.
Six players entered the NCAA Transfer Portal after the season. Starter Izaiah Brockington has announced that he will return to Penn State. New manager Micah Shrewsberry recently said he had spoken to every player about the return. He also said Penn State would be aggressive on the portal itself.
“There are a lot of great players but we want our own,” said Shrewsberry. “We also want people who are two feet for Penn State, who bleed Penn State, who believe in it, who believe in our vision. And when we have that we are going to have a special group and we are going to do some fun things to do together. ”
Shrewsberry Appoints Assistant Coach
Shrewsberry announced that it has hired David “Aki” Collins as an assistant coach. Collins joins them Penn State alum Adam Fisher on Shrewsberry’s staff.
Collins has over 20 years of coaching experience and a strong recruiting reputation. He was director of basketball in New Mexico last season and spent the last five years as an amateur scout with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shrewsberry and Collins worked together at Marshall for two years in the 2000s. Collins was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, and Shrewsberry was the director of operations.
Collins has also trained with Marquette (2008-12) and Memphis (2012-15).