Penn State basketball announced two transfers on Thursday afternoon as the Nittany Lions head into the offseason. Junior Terrence Samuel and redshirt sophomore Isaiah Washington will graduate from Penn State this summer, leaving the program with remaining eligibility.
"We thank Isaiah and Terrence for their time at Penn State and wish them both well moving forward," Penn State coach Pat Chambers said in a statement.
Samuel saw action in 28 games in 2016-17 with 3.9 points and 1.8 assists per game. He will have one year of eligibility remaining. Washington, played in 45 games over three seasons for the Nittany Lions, redshirting his freshman year after playing in one game. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game and has two remaining years of eligibility.
The moves open two scholarships for the 2017 cycle, Penn State previously had no scholarships for that class following the verbal commitment of Trent Buttrick.
All told the Nittany Lions won't suffer too greatly from the departures. Washington saw limited action and was likely a career depth player. Samuel brought promises of a championship acumen from his time at UConn but saw his minutes limited as the season wore on.