Nittany Lion junior guard Izaiah Brockington will return to Penn State this season, he announced on Twitter early Friday afternoon.
Brockington had previously entered the transfer portal, and while he will still enter his name for NBA Draft evaluation, he ultimately intends to return to State College under new head coach Micah Shrewsberry.
“After much thought and careful consideration, I’ve decided to stay home by committing to play for Coach Micah Shrewsberry while also testing the NBA draft process for feedback on my game,” Brockington said. “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 is the first big addition and quasi-recruiting victory for Shrewsberry who is looking to win over and win back as many as possible of the Nitttany Lions who entered the transfer portal following Penn State’s season. Seth Lundy, Myreon Jones, Jamari Wheeler and John Harrar are among the more marquee names from Penn State’s 2020 roster now exploring other playing options.
As for Brockington, the Philadelphia native averaged just over 12 points a game last season and nearly five rebounds. While it remains to be seen what exactly Shrewsberry’s first roster at Penn State looks like when the dust settles, Brockington stands to be a big piece of the puzzle no matter how things shake out.
Shrewsberry is expected to announce his complete staff “soon” and is tentatively expected to be introduced to the media next week.