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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Add Big Man Out of Transfer Portal

Penn State men’s basketball has been on the hunt for size and front court depth this offseason and finally landed exactly what it was looking for on Monday evening as University of Denver power forward Michael Henn announced he’ll use his final year of eligibility in Happy Valley,

Henn announced on Twitter that he was choosing the Nittany Lions over Notre Dame and fellow Big Ten school Illinois. Interestingly enough, Henn will make his fifth collegiate stop in State College, having played previously at UC Davis, Cal Baptist, Portland and most recently Denver.

He hits the scales at 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds.

While at Denver, Henn averaged 8.8 points, 1.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds during the 2021-22 campaign while shooting 46.8% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc for the Pioneers.

Penn State has been desperately looking for the size Henn brings to the table. He will join incoming freshmen Kebba Njie and Demetrius Lilley in a battle for front court playing time — an area where the Nittany Lions will undoubtedly see growing pains after the departure of longtime big man John Harrar this offseason. Elsewhere on the roster Henn is the third future Nittany Lion to join the team through the transfer porting alongside Cam Wynter and Andrew Funk.