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Former Penn State Forward Trent Buttrick Transfers to UMass

The forward will graduate and transfer.

Trent Buttrick (15) reacts after dunking the ball during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Bryce Jordan Center Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

After four years with Penn State, Trent Buttrick will spend his last year of eligibility with the Massachusetts Minutemen. While he’d normally be out of eligibility, all players were granted an extra years of eligibility due to the challenges COVID posed to the sport as a whole.

While Buttrick was not a staple of the Penn State basketball floor, he started to come onto his own this past season, where he backed up John Harrar at the five. Trent averaged 13.3 minutes per game as the backup, improved his shooting percentage from beyond the arc to 34.8% (from 21.4% his junior season), and grabbed three rebounds per game while at that.

With the departure of Buttrick, three players remain without a confirmed destination: Myreon Jones, who confirmed he’s transferring, but not where; Seth Lundy and John Harrar, who haven’t yet confirmed whether they’re returning or transferring.

Good luck to Trent in his future endeavors!