“The Dopest Dude” on Penn State’s Basketball Team
STATE COLLEGE, Pa - Penn State basketball’s Ishaan Jagiasi is a national champion, but not one on the court.
Jagiasi won the 2014 National Championship in the Pokemon TCG Senior Division. He also has grown a large Tik Tok following of over 300 thousand people.
Micah Shrewsberry welcomed Jagiasi to the program as a walk-on. While his impact might not always be seen in the stat sheet, the Nittany Lion head coach said Jagiasi is “the dopest dude” he’s ever been around.
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Zach Gershman is a Junior from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is the host of his own YouTube channel ZachOnSports, where he interviews sports and media industry leaders including Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Costas, Fox Sports reporter Tom Rinaldi, the voice of the NHL Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, and many others. Zach is also a part-time producer at ESPN Radio 103.7 and 1450 AM in State College, Pennsylvania. At Penn State, he is a production assistant for Penn State Athletics, a producer of Penn State Sports Night, director of marketing for the Penn State Sports Business Conference, and a news anchor for PSN News.