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Report: Leo O’Boyle To Return To Penn State Hoops After Being Granted Additional Eligibility

Leo O’Boyle is back, folks.

In a complete surprise to the Penn State men’s basketball community, forward O’Boyle has been granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA. As of now, it is unclear how O’Boyle was able to earn one more year of eligibility, but the sharpshooter will search to make the most of it in the 2024-25 season.

The Lafeyette transfer appeared in 33 games for the blue and white this past season off the bench. O’Boyle averaged a sizeable 10.8 minutes per game despite only averaging two points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

After committing to Mike Rhoades and Penn State last spring, the Nittany Lions expected to get a pure sharpshooter from three-point land, but that never came to fruition. The graduate senior from Scranton, Pennsylvania, made just 15 three-pointers on 28% shooting from behind the arc.

After being granted an additional year by the NCAA, O’Boyle will aim to find his shooting stroke once again. In his last season as a Leopard, O’Boyle shot over 40% from distance while leading Lafayette in scoring.

O’Boyle joins fellow forward Puff Johnson in announcing his return to the Nittany Lions. Rhoades is still awaiting the decision of senior point guard Ace Baldwin Jr. for a final year of eligibility.

Editor’s note: This story is part of Onward State’s April Fools’ Day series. It is satirical, meant for entertainment, and not to be taken literally. Any quotes were made up for the purpose of this post.

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CJ Gill

CJ is a sophomore from McVeytown, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism and an associate editor at Onward State. He's a huge Phillies fan, which has its pro and cons come October. You can send all disagreements to [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @CJGill14.

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