Penn State Basketball’s Sam Sessoms enters Transfer Portal

Penn State Basketball guard Sam Sessoms has entered the transfer portal.

Just one day after Penn State Basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry stated he would be having conversations with Sam Sessoms and fellow senior Myles Dread about their future, Sessoms has entered the transfer portal.

Sessoms had an excellent year off the bench for the Nittany Lions, playing in all 31 games. He averaged 11.6 points and improved significantly from three-point range, shooting 42.0%.  In the iso-heavy Shrewsberry offense, Sessoms’ ability to beat his defender off the dribble was vital, especially late in the shot clock.  Despite being undersized (listed at just 6’0″, generously), Sam showed a unique ability to still get his shot off over taller defenders.

Sessoms played two years at Binghamton before transferring to Penn State and then head coach Pat Chambers.  Sessoms will have one year of eligibility left, due to the NCAA giving an extra COVID-19 year.

He will be a strong commodity in the portal, given his ability to create his own shot.

Sessoms’ departure from the Penn State Basketball program leaves just Jalen Pickett (who announced he will spend his final year in Happy Valley next year) and Dallion Johnson (who has made no announcement about 2022-2023) as returning backcourt players to go with incoming recruits Jameel Brown and Kanye Clary.