Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry had some weight lifted off his shoulders on Friday afternoon as junior guard Izaiah Brockington announced he’d be returning for the 2021-2022 season. Brockington entered the transfer portal last week to explore his options following the hiring of Shrewsberry.
The Philadelphia native played in all 25 games this past season for the Nittany Lions and made 24 starts in the process while averaging 29.7 minutes per contest. Over the 25 games, he averaged 12.6 points which ranked second on the team only behind Myreon Jones’s 15.3 points per game. Brockington also averages 4.6 rebounds per game, tops amongst the Nittany Lions’ guards.
His return is a huge victory for Shrewsberry and the basketball program as he projects to be one of the Nittany Lions’ top scorers next season, if not their No. 1 scorer. A lot of that will depend on the status of Myreon Jones, and whether he ends up returning to Happy Valley as well or finishing his career elsewhere.
After an up-and-down season this year in his first year as a starter, Brockington will look to bring more consistency to his game in 2021-2022 as he really struggled down the stretch shooting just 39.8%, including 12.5 % from beyond the arc over the last 11 games.