Penn State Basketball welcomes Jaheam “Boogie” Cornwall to Shrew Crew

New Penn State Basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry adds his first player from the transfer porta, Gardner-Webb’s Jaheam Cornwall.

Cornwall played four years for the Bulldogs, who play in the Big South conference.  Gardner-Webb as a team finished 10-10 last year in conference, and 11-15 overall.

Cornwall was best known as a shooter, hitting as many as 43.9% from behind the arc as a freshman and averaged 14.1 points per game last year. He played 30.7 minutes as a senior, starting all 26 games and adding 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Cornwall also added .7 steals and .1 blocks per game.  Most importantly, he shot 43.8% from the field, 40.8% from three and 81.0% from the free throw stripe.

His addition is crucial given the surprising (apparent) loss of Izaiah Brockington.  As the roster stands, Cornwall would likely be starting in the backcourt with fellow transfer (from last year) Sam Sessoms:

PG — Sam Sessoms

SG — Jaheam Cornwall

SF — Seth Lundy

PF — Myles Dread

C — John Harrar

Key reserve: Abdou Tsimbila (C)

Well…at least the Nittany Lions have a starting line up now?

It seems Cornwall will have to replace the three point shooting the Lions lost when Myreon Jones transferred to Florida (and Jones stated that PSU never even reached out to him).  The Brooklyn native will have big shoes to fill in his one year of remaining eligibilty (thanks to the on-going COVID pandemic).

It’s safe to say Shrewsberry isn’t done with the portal, but after losing Wheeler, Buttrick and Kelly (to go with Brockington and Jones), it’s nice to get a player.