Graham Woodward granted release by Penn State
The player who many thought would succeed Tim Frazier as Nittany Lions point guard next year, will be transferring from the program, head coach Pat Chambers announced Wednesday.
Freshman Graham Woodward was granted a release from his scholarship and will seek opportunities at another school. The six-foot guard played in 31 games this past season, starting six, while averaging 2.8 points and 12.5 minutes.
"Graham has made the decision to continue his playing career elsewhere," Chambers said in a release by Penn State. "He is a tough, hard-working player and a great young man; we wish him the best moving forward."
Woodward becomes the seventh player to depart from Penn State over the past three years under Chambers. Last year, Akosa Maduegbunam, Jermaine Marshall, Jon Graham and Pat Ackerman left the program. Two years ago, Matt Glover and Trey Lewis trasnferred and Peter Alexis agreed to give up his scholarship and play elsewhere.
Some of Woodward's best performances came in Nittany Lions' wins. He scored 11 points in 35 minutes in Penn State's overtime victory over Ohio State in Columbus. In a road thriller against Indiana, Woodward tallied nine points and two rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
According to Rivals.com, the Edina, Minnesota, native recieved offers from Brown, Gonzaga, Princeton and Washington St., among others coming out of high school.
Penn State now has two open scholarships heading into the 2014/2015 season.