Izaiah Brockington Will Return To Penn State Hoops

Penn State men’s basketball guard Izaiah Brockington is back in Happy Valley, folks.

After reportedly entering the transfer portal just a day after Micah Shrewsberry was hired as the Nittany Lions’ head coach earlier this month, Brockington announced Friday that he’ll return to Penn State.

“After much thought and careful consideration, I’ve decided to stay home by committing to play for Coach Micah Shrewsberry while also testing the NBA draft process for feedback on my game,” Brockington wrote.

“Following my meeting with Coach Shrewsberry, I really believe in the vision he has for this program and feel we can do something special.”

Brockington is the first of a reported six players in the portal to announce he’ll return to Penn State. After transferring to Happy Valley from St. Bonaventure and sitting out the 2018-19 season, the 6’4″ guard was a key part of the Nittany Lions’ success over the past two seasons.

The Philadelphia native averaged 8.1 points per game over the course of the 2019-20 season, including a team-high 23 points in the Nittany Lions’ electric win over Iowa at The Palestra in January 2020. Brockington stayed rolling this past season, as he averaged 12.6 points as a junior along with 4.9 boards.

Brockington started in 24 of Penn State’s 25 games this year, and averaged 29.7 minutes played per game.

Shrewsberry said on the Penn State Coaches Show Thursday night that he’s told every Nittany Lion in the portal he wants them all back for this upcoming season. Along with Brockington’s return, there are no reports of guards Myles Dread and Sam Sessoms entering the portal.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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