Penn State forward Seth Lundy has removed his name from the transfer portal and will return to State College for the upcoming season under new head coach Micah Shrewsberry, StateCollege.com confirmed on Thursday. The news was originally reported by the Twitter account Portal Updates.
Lundy had long been open about the fact he was not set on departing Penn State but was simply keeping his options open following the hiring of Shrewsberry. By in large Penn State’s transfer portal exodus, which featured Myreon Jones going to Florida and Jamari Wheeler going to cross-conference rival Ohio State, was predicated on the departure of former head coach Patrick Chambers and Penn State’s handling of said departure.
A sophomore by eligibility but entering his third year on campus, Lundy had an up-and-down season but still averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game with the potential to up that scoring average significantly on any given night. Lundy scored 31 in a 66-61 victory over Maryland shooting 11-for-18 from the field and scored 32 against VCU in the second game of the abbreviated season. He made just 32% of his shots from deep in 2020-21 but has proven capable of making such shots when hot from beyond the arc.
According to at least one person familiar with the thinking of big man John Harrar – who is still in the transfer portal – Lundy’s return could swing Harrar back to Penn State. That decision, or Harrar’s timeline to make it, is unknown.
Guard Izaiah Brockington also recently announced his intentions to return to Penn State. after entering the portal.