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Oh, Hello: UConn Transfer G Terrence Samuel Commits to Penn State

He'll have to sit out this upcoming season, but Samuel brings national championship experience to State College.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports


Terrence Samuel, ladies and gentlemen!

Hometown Brooklyn, NY
High School Victory Collegiate
College UConn
Class 2013
Position G
AAU New Heights
Height 6'4"
Weight 190 lbs

Starz 'n' Sheetz:

Rankings (high school): 247 Sports, 3*, #118 overall, #134 composite

Offers (high school): UConn, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Tennessee, Villanova, Virginia, West Virginia


The Tale:

Pat Chambers recruited Terrence Samuel out of high school, but with his offer sheet, it made sense that he ended up at UConn. With a second chance, Chambers was able to seal the deal and get him on board. Samuel brings 65 games of experience with him, including a national championship run in 2013-14 as a freshman. The Brooklyn native averaged 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game while at UConn, while averaging 20 minutes per game last season.

He'll have to sit a year due to NCAA rules, but that may be a blessing in disguise, as it will give him time to work on his game and familiarize himself with how Chambers runs his program. Once he sits out this season he'll have two years left in State College. Samuel has a style not too dissmilar to Geno Thorpe, and was used in the same way Geno was in his time at Penn State.

This addition brings the open scholarship count for 2015 to one.

Scholarship Matrix

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 F - Brandon Taylor C - Julian Moore^ C - Julian Moore^ G - Isaiah Washington^
2 F - Donovon Jack F - Payton Banks^ F - Payton Banks^ F - Michael Watkins
3 C - Jordan Dickerson G - Shep Garner G - Shep Garner F - Deividas Zemgulis
4 G - Devin Foster G - Terrence Samuel^ G - Terrence Samuel^ G - Josh Reaves
5 G - Terrence Samuel G - Isaiah Washington^ G - Isaiah Washington^ G - Nazeer Bostick
6 C - Julian Moore^ F - Michael Watkins F - Michael Watkins F - Joe Hampton
7 F - Payton Banks^ F - Deividas Zemgulis F - Deividas Zemgulis
8 G - Shep Garner G - Josh Reaves G - Josh Reaves
9 G - Isaiah Washington^ G - Nazeer Bostick G - Nazeer Bostick
10 F - Michael Watkins F - Joe Hampton
F - Joe Hampton
11 F - Deividas Zemgulis

12 G - Josh Reaves

Left 1 3 3 7
Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman

^Used a redshirt year