Penn State Basketball secures JUCO transfer

Penn State Basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry has added a 6-foot-7 wing from the junior college Spring Hills named Jevonnie Scott.

The Toronto, Canada native initially committed to Texas A&M but backed out of his initial committment and has played two seasons at South Plains college (Levelland, Texas).

In Scott’s two-year career, he averaged 9.5 points and shot 50% from the field. Scott averaged .7 made threes on two attempts per game, so he has some ability to shoot the ball from the outside (although likely needs some work at the charity stripe, averaging only 59.9% and only earning three free throws per game).

Analysis of Penn State Basketball adding Jevonnie Scott

This is a huge position of need for the 2021-2022 Nittany Lions as they only had two players over 6-foot-7 on the roster next year (Abdou Tsimbila and John Harrar).

Scott, at 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds, is likely not a pure stretch-four and will hopefully put on a little muscle to become a back to the basket four. Scott could push for starting time right away if he comes in “Big 10 ready” as he’s the only power forward on the roster (neither Dread nor Lundy are power forwards).

The relevant roster now looks like:

PG — Boogie Cornwall, Sam Sessoms

SG — Jalet Pickett

SF — Seth Lundy, Myles Dread

PF — Jevonnie Scott

C — John Harrar, Abdou Tsimbila

Other reserves:  Daillon Johnson, Kyle McCloskey, Caleb Dorsey, Andy Christos

(after D.J. Gordon announced his entrance in the portal earlier today)

Welcome to the team, Jevonnie!