Given the losses of their two best three-point shooters in Shep Garner and Tony Carr, Penn State’s backcourt was in dire need of quality replacements. At least one piece of that replacement puzzle just came to fruition tonight, as St. Bonaventure’s Izaiah Brockington announced his intention to transfer to Penn State via Twitter:
Thank you to all the coaches and schools that reached out to me during this process, but I’ve decided to commit to Penn State University ⚪️. Thanks to God, my Family, my HS coach and the whole PSU staff for making me feel at home . #WeAre #B1G pic.twitter.com/tKW9LQqZfY— Izaiah Brockington (@TheOnlyiZB) April 27, 2018
The 6’5” freshman guard was a key guy off the bench for the Bonnies and provided a nice offensive spark, shooting a solid 41.5% from downtown (22-for-53). He also showcased his athleticism and ability to run the floor which led to some YouTube-worthy dunks (see video, below)
Unfortunately for Pat Chambers, Brockington will have to sit out this upcoming season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2019-2020 season. By that point, incoming freshmen Myles Dread and Rasir Bolton will have had a year under their belts. Look for Brockington to pair up with those two to help create one of the more dangerous backcourts in the Big Ten.