Izaiah Brockington Announces Return to Penn State Next Season

Story posted March 26, 2021 in Sports, CommRadio by Jack McCune

Penn State junior guard Izaiah Brockington will return to the Nittany Lions program for the 2021-22 season after testing the waters in the transfer portal, he announced on his Twitter page Friday afternoon.

Brockington’s tweet was captioned “RUN IT BACK!!” with an image describing his trust in head coach Micah Shrewsberry and his announcement of testing the NBA draft process.

“Following my meeting with Coach Shrewsberry, I really believe in the vision he has for this program and feel we can do something special,” Brockington wrote in the post. “At my core, I feel I’m a [Big Ten] player and Penn State is where I’m supposed to be. We Are!”

Brockington is the first of seven Penn State players who entered the transfer portal to announce his plans for next season. John Harrar, Jamari Wheeler, Myreon Jones, Seth Lundy, Trent Buttrick and Patrick Kelly remain in the portal as of now.

The Philadelphia native out of Archbishop Ryan High School transferred to Happy Valley for the 2019-20 season after one year at St. Bonaventure. In his sophomore season, he served the role as the team’s sixth man when he averaged 8.1 points per game coming off the bench in every game. 

He was a key cog in his second season with the Blue and White when he averaged 12.6 points per game: second highest on the team behind Jones. Except for field goal percentage, his stats increased in every category.

Shrewsberry has yet to comment on Brockington, but he did retweet the announcement.

 

Jack McCune is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email jxm1237@psu.edu.