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Penn State Basketball: Rasir Bolton Enters Transfer Portal

by on April 26, 2019 3:30 PM

Penn State true freshman guard Rasir Bolton has entered his name into the NCAA's Transfer Portal. Several outlets have reported the news and it has been confirmed by

While entering the portal does not necessarily mean a player will leave their current school, if he decides to leave, Bolton will be required by NCAA rules to sit out a season before playing his remaining three years of eligibility.

During the 2018-19 campaign, Bolton started in nine games while playing in all 32 games for the Nittany Lions. Bolton eventually finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.6 points per contest and nearly 27 minutes of play. He shot 38.3% from the field and 32.1% from beyond the arc. Both Bolton and fellow freshman Myles Dread provided the Nittany Lions a steady hand on both ends of the floor.

The news comes almost 20 days after junior forward Lamar Stevens declared for the NBA Draft to explore his professional options. Stevens has until the end of May to remove his name from draft consideration and return to State College. No indication has been made since that press conference, what has or has not changed in Stevens' thought process or if it has at all played in Bolton decision to explore alternative options for his own career.

"Right now I feel very good about my team," Chambers said earlier in the month. "I feel very good about that locker room but we're going to continue to recruit and build relationships."

There is no rule for how long a player can remain listed on the transfer portal database before making a decision.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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