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Penn State Basketball: Western Michigan Transfer Gives Nittany Lions Size

Penn State men’s basketball has found another big man as Western Michigan forward Greg Lee announced his intentions to transfer to Micah Shrewsberry’s program on Sunday.

Lee hits the scales at 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, which makes him as tall as but slightly lighter than returning big man John Harrar. A program source described Lee as a more “diverse” player than the physical and hard-hitting Harrar. For his part, Harrar had originally entered the transfer portal during this offseason but opted to return.

This past season Lee played averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game at Western Michigan. He spent the previous three years at CSU Bakersfield and following his first transfer saw most of his noteworthy statistics double during his one season with the Broncos.

The addition is a crucial one for Shrewsberry who is looking to give the Nittany Lions more depth in the front court with Harrar the only returning big man with experience. Penn State freshman big man Abdou Tsimbila entered the transfer portal following the season despite showing promise in his limited action during the Nittany Lions’ 2020 campaign.

Lee is the fourth transfer portal addition this offseason for the Nittany Lions. He joins guards Jalen Pickett and Jaheam Cornwall as well as forward Jevonnie Scott. Penn State also picked up a verbal commitment from 2022 guard Kanye Clary.