It was an incoming and outgoing day for Penn State men’s basketball’s roster on Thursday as freshman DJ Gordon announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal while community college forward Jevonnie Scott verbally committed to Penn State’s incoming 2021 class.
Scott hits the scales at 6-foot-7, 240 pounds and hails from Toronto. Scott had previously been committed to Texas A&M but decommitted back in March, reopening his recruitment. USC and Arizona State had both previously shown interest in the forward. Scott most recently played for South Plains College in Texas where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
While Scott doesn’t come to Penn State via the transfer portal, he is the third new face to join the program this offseason with guards Jaheam Cornwall and Jalen Pickett announcing their intentions to transfer to Penn State earlier this month.
As for Gordon, he joins Izaiah Brockington as the only Nittany Lions currently in the transfer portal. Both Jamari Wheeler and Myreon Jones entered the portal but each have landed at new homes, Ohio State and Florida respectively. Nittany Lions Seth Lundy and John Harrar both recently decided to return to Penn State after entering the portal and will play under newly hired head coach Micah Shrewsberry.
Gordon only played in six games last season, with almost all of his minutes coming in late-game situations. Gordon and his fellow freshman class were largely sidelined this past season but are expected to be a bigger piece of the equation this upcoming fall.