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35 - Nick Madray - EMU

Position
Forward
Height
6-9
Weight
245
Class
Jr.
Hometown
Mississauga, Ontario
Highschool
Stephen Lewis




EMU: Transferred from Binghamton University prior to the 2015-16 campaign and will have two years of eligibility but will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules…Binghamton: Appeared in 20 games as a freshman, starting 16...Averaged 10.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, shooting 43.7 percent from the floor and 38 percent from beyond the arc...Earned the America East Rookie of the Week honor once, while also posting one double-double on the year...As a sophomore, Madray appeared in 13 games but his season was cut short due to injury...Averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in those 13 contests, all while picking up 11 blocks...High School: Findlay Prep: Played one season of prep school basketball at Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, Nev...Helped his squad to a 32-1 record, while capturing the 2011-12 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship...Stephen Lewis…

32 - Ty Toney - EMU

Position Guard Height 6-2 Weight 225 Class Jr. Hometown Alpharetta, Ga. Highschool Alpharetta EMU: Transferred from Georgia Highlands College prior to the 2015-16 campaign and will have two years of eligibility…Georgia Highlands: Averaged 17.8 points per game, while pulling down 3.3 rebounds and dishing out 2.4 assists per contest...Was efficient on the offensive end, knocking down 44.4 percent of his attempts from the floor...Appeared in 36 games for the Chargers, helping them to a 30-8 record on the season on his way to earning NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention accolades...Led Georgia Highlands to the semifinals of the 2015 NJCAA Division I Men's National Basketball Championship before falling to the eventual national champion, Northwest Florida State...Appalachian State: Appeared in 22 games, starting in six of them during the 2013-14 campaign...Averaged 6.2 points, the best among Appalachian's freshmen, while also posting two rebounds per game...Scored 10-or-…

25 - Ethan Alvano - EMU

Position
Guard
Height
6-1
Weight
165
Class
So.
Hometown
Corona, Calif.
Highschool
Corona
EMU: Joined EMU as a freshman prior to the 2014-15 campaign…2014-15: Appeared in 28 games, starting 17 of them...Averaged 3.4 points per game, while pulling down 1.4 rebounds and dishing out 1.8 assists in 14.5 minutes per contest...Posted a career-best 10 points on Dec. 28 versus Concordia...Dished out a career-high seven assists versus Longwood, Nov. 23...Led the team in free throw percentage, knocking down 83.9 percent of his attempts...High School: Four-year letterwinner at Corona High School...Led Corona High School to its first 20-win season since 2005-06 as a senior...Averaged 23.2 points, 5.8 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.7 rebounds per game...Named the Big VIII Co-MVP and earned all-league honors...Garnered Southern Section Second Team honors, while being named the county's most valuable player...Was selected as the all-tournament MVP three times, in addition to three more all-tournament team…

22 - Jordan Martin - EMU

Position
Guard
Height
6-3
Weight
195
Class
R-Sr.
Hometown
Detroit, Mich.
Highschool
Chandler Park Academy

EMU: Redshirted during the 2013-14 season after transferring from Oakland County Community College...2014-15: Appeared in 13 games...Averaged 1.8 points and rebounds per game...Posted a 50 percent field goal percentage...Notched a career-best five points and six rebounds versus Concordia (Dec. 28.)...Oakland C.C.: An Eastern Collegiate Conference Academic All-Conference honoree...High School: Played for Derrick Walton at Chandler Park Academy...Was a two-time conference champion, while also being named to the All-Conference Second Team in a pair of seasons...Was a member of the cross country team for two seasons...Personal: Full Name: Jordan Gregory Harrison Martin...Son of Gregory and Jacquelyn Martin...Has two brothers and a sister...Major: Sport Management.

20 - Quaran Jones

Position
Forward
Height
6-7
Weight
225
Class
Jr.
Hometown
Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Highschool
Ecorse



EMU: Transferred to EMU prior to the 2015-16 campaign from the University of Findlay...Findlay: 2014-15: Appeared in eight games...Averaged 5.5 points per game...Grabbed 5.1 rebounds per contest...2013-14: Appeared in 29 games...Averaged 4.6 points per contest...Grabbed 2.3 rebounds per game...Recorded 12 steals...Blocked 11 shots...Shot 52.7 percent from the floor...Scored a season-high 12 points against Marygrove, Nov. 9 and Ohio Dominican, Feb. 6...Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds against Marygrove, Nov. 9...2012-13: Redshirted during his freshman season...High School: Attended Ecorse High School...Named fourth team all-Michigan...Was a two-time MVP of the Motor City Classic...Personal: Full Name: Quaran lyn Jones...Son of Lem Jones and Carolyn Hanson and stepmother Trish Jones.

20 - Blake Brown - EMU

Position
Forward
Height
6-7
Weight
173
Class
R-Fr.
Hometown
Novi, Mich.
Highschool
Novi

EMU: Transferred from the University of Nevada Las Vegas after one year and will have four years of eligibility as an Eagle...High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner as a Wildcat at Novi High School in Novi, Mich...Earned the sportsmanship award in each season at Novi...Averaged nine points, 10 rebounds and a block as a senior under head coach Brian Tass...Was a member of the Academic Honor Roll at Novi in all four years...Personal: Full Name: Blake Spencer Brown...Son of John and Diane Griffin...Has one brother, Mason, and a sister, Nyla Griffin...Brown’s cousin, Tony Robertson, played basketball at West Virginia before competing in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakes and Golden State Warriors...His uncle, Thomas Lee Robertson, played basketball at Oakland University...Major: Criminal Justice.

15 - Jordan Nobles - EMU

Position: Forward Height: 6-9 Weight: 195 Class: R-Fr. Hometown: Canton, Mich. Highschool: Canton EMU: Joined EMU prior to the 2014-15 season as a true freshman...2014-15: Redshirted during the 2014-15 campaign...High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Canton High School...Was the first freshman to play varsity in 20 years at Canton...During his senior season, he earned all-conference, all-area and all-state honors...Was named Canton's MVP, while earning Co-Offensive Player of the Year awards for the Chiefs...Coaches voted him as the team's hardest worker...Named all-conference and all-area during his junior campaign...Led Canton to division, conference and disctrict championships...Was named the Chiefs' Defensive Player of the Year, as well as Co-Offensive Player of the Year...Is the first NCAA Division I basketball student-athlete from Canton High School in 25 years...Personal:Name: Jordan Elijah Nobles...Son of Veronica and Darryl Nobles Sr...Has one br…

13 - Trent Perry - EMU

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Position: Guard Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Class: R-So.
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
Highschool: Independence



EMU: Joined EMU as a walk-on before the 2013-14 campaign…2014-15: Earned a scholarship after redshirting during his first season with the team...Appeared in 21 games...Averaged 2.4 points per game in 7.6 minutes per game...Was a spark off the bench in the Eagles' contest at Louisiana-Monroe during the College Basketball Invitational going 4-for-4 from the floor and 2-for-2 from beyond the arc for a career-best 10 points...2013-14: Redshirted during the 2013-14 campaign...High School: Attended Independence High School in Thompson Station, Tenn. where he was an Eagle under Head Coach Greg Glass…Earned a pair of varsity letters…Earned the John Maher Student-Athlete of the Month while attending Independence…Named to the District 11AAA All-Tournament Team…Knocked down the second-most three-pointer's in his district...Was the student body Vice President and an Honor Roll member…Pe…

12 - Daryl Kirkland - EMU

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Position: Guard
Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
Class: Fr.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Highschool: Muskegon

EMU: Joined the Eagles as a walk-on after earning an academic scholarship at EMU prior to the 2015-16 campaign...High School: Played at Muskegon High School for Keith Guy...Averaged 13 points per game for the Big Reds, while knocking down 49 percent of his field goal attempts as a senior...Helped the Big Reds with their run into the Class A state quarterfinals during a season in which Muskegon went 23-2...Earned All-OK Black Conference honors as the Big Reds won the OK Black Conference Championship...Averaged 12 points per game as a junior on his way to a state championship...Personal: Full Name: Daryl Thomas Kirkland II...Son of Daryl and Tonya Kirkland...Has one sister, Trinity...Major: Sports Management.

10 - Willie Mangum IV - EMU

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Position: Guard Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Class: Jr. Hometown: Richmond, Va. Highschool: Marshall EMU: Transferred from San Jacinto College prior to the 2015-16 campaign and will have two years of eligibility…San Jacinto College: Appeared in 34 games for San Jac, starting all of them...Averaged 20.6 points per game this season, a mark that ranked 23rd in the nation, while shooting 38 percent from the field...Posted 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game...Named First Team All-Region XIV, while also earning all-Region South Zone First Team and NJCAA All-American Third Team honors...High School: Played at John Marshall High School in Richmond, Va. for Ty White...Was a four-year varsity letterwinner...Led his team to four conference titles and two regional championships...Scored over 1,600 career points...A two-time all-state honoree, while also being named to the all-region team three times and all-conference first team on three occasions...John Marshall High School did not los…

5 - Jodan Price - EMU

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Position: Guard/Forward Height: 6-8
Weight: 185
Class: R-Jr.
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Highschool: Detroit Country Day
Transfer from: Duke

EMU: Joined Eastern after playing one season at DePaul University...2014-15: Appeared in 34 games for EMU, starting in three of them...Posted double-digit scoring affairs in four games...Led the Eagles with 11 points in their victory over Michigan (Dec. 9)...Posted a career-best 13 points in the Eagles game at Miami (Jan. 10)...Had two-or-more blocks in six games...2013-14: Sat out the 2013-14 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules...DePaul: Appeared in eight games for the Blue Demons during the 2012-13 campaign...High School: Ranked 143 Overall on Rivals...Ranked among the class of 2012's top 25 three-point shooters by ESPN.com...Averaged 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds...Led Detroit Country Day to combined 44-10 record during junior and season seasons with two state semifinal appearances in Class B...Attended the Lebron James Skills Academy...Kno…

4 - Brandon Nazione - EMU

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Position: Forward Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Howell, Mich.
Highschool: Howell


EMU: Transferred from Des Moines Area Community College prior to the 2014-15 campaign…2014-15: Appeared in all 35 games, starting 13 of them...Averaged 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game...Posted a career-best 11 points against Western Michigan (Jan. 31)...Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds on three separate occasions...Recorded three blocks versus Dayton (Dec. 6), for his best block total of the season...Was instrumental in the Eagles' first round win over Miami (March 9) in the MAC Tournament, playing a career-high 35 minutes...Des Moines Area CC: Named an NJCAA Second Team All-American at the Division II level following his sophomore season…He averaged 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game…Led DMACC to a 29-7 overall record and an 11-3 mark in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC)…The Bears won the regular-season conference championship and also captured the…

3 - LaMonta Stone II - EMU

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Position: Guard Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Class: Fr. Hometown: Detroit, Mich. Highschool: River Rouge EMU: Joined EMU as a freshman prior to the 2015-16 campaign...High School: Named First Team All-State by the Detroit News, while being named to the second team by the Detroit Free Press...As a senior, Stone averaged 21 points, six assists and four steals per contest...Ranked as the eighth-best college prospect in the state of Michigan according to ESPN.com...Earned the No. 55 ranking at point guard in the country by ESPN.com...Played at River Rouge for his father LaMonta Stone, who was an EMU men's basketball assistant coach from 2000-02...Personal:Full Name: LaMonta Anthony Stone II...Son of Lamonta and Tomica Stone...Has two brothers, Lance and Landen...Major: Undecided.

2 - James Thompson IV - EMU

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Position: Center Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
Class: Fr.
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Highschool: Parkview Baptist


EMU: Joined the Eagles as a freshman prior to the 2015-16 campaign...High School: Played under Donnie Green at Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, La....Was voted his team's most valuable player as a junior and a senior...Was a three-time first team all-state award winner...Earned first team all-Baton Rouge Metro honors during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons....Averaged 24 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior, 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks as a junior and 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in his sophomore stint...Played AAU ball for the Louisiana Future and Houston Hoops for Head Coach Titus Randle...Was a key factor in Houston Hoops' run to the championship of the Fab 48 in Las Vegas, Nev. during the summer of 2013...Personal: Full Name: James Thompson IV...Son of James Thompson III and Yosiata Steptore...Has one sis…

1 - Tim Bond - EMU

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Position: Guard
Height: 6-7
Weight: 160
Class: So.
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Highschool: City College High School

EMU: Joined EMU as a true freshman prior to the 2014-15 campaign…2014-15: Missed the entire non-conference season due to injury, but played all 22 of the Eagles' remaining contests, starting six of them...Averaged 6.4 points and 2.7 rebounds, while knocking down 43.1 percent of his field goal attempts...Posted double-digit scoring efforts in six games, including a career-high 15 versus Toledo, March 6...Recorded nearly one block per game, including three at Ball State, March 3...Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in three contests...High School: Led City College High School to the Maryland Class 3A State Championship after the Knights went 27-0 during his senior season…Was a four-year letterwinner...Averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game this season…Posted an average of six steals and three blocked shots...Named All-Metro First Team in his s…

0 - Raven LEE - EMU

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Position: Guard
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Class: R-Jr.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Highschool: Romulus



EMU: Joined EMU as a freshman prior to the 2012-13 campaign...2014-15: Earned All-MAC Third Team accolades...Posted the most points by an EMU sophomore with 586 on the year, helping surpass the 1,000 point mark in his career...Appeared in 35 games, starting in 32 of them...Led the Eagles in scoring, while finishing the season second in the MAC at 16.7 points per game...Had the fourth-best free throw percentage in the conference at 79.5 percent...Averaged two three-point makes per game, good for 10th in the conference...Recorded 1.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals per contest, while knocking down 44.3 percent of his field goal attempts on the year...Scored in double-figures all but five games during the season...Scored 20-or-more points in 10 games, including a pair of 30-plus point outbursts...Posted a season-high 33 points at Ohio (Feb. 7), including 31 second half points and 24 of t…

Patrick Chambers - Penn State Head Coach

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Hometown: Newtown Square, Pa.
Position: Head Coach
Birthdate: 12/13/1970
Alma Mater: Philadelphia '94
Over the last four seasons, Patrick Chambers has reinvigorated Penn State basketball. Since being named the 12th head coach in program history June 6, 2011, the Philly native quickly energized his players and staff, as well as the Penn State fan base with his passion, enthusiasm and his team’s all-out style of play.

This year’s freshman class - the first Top 30 recruiting class in PSU history - clearly illustrates the progress Chambers and his staff have made during their time in Happy Valley. The future continues to be bright as Penn State makes its mark around the state and region.

Chambers has sent players into the professional ranks in each of the last two years with Tim Frazier (2010-14) currently signed with the Portland Trail Blazers after also spending time with the Philadelphia Sixers, and with D.J. Newbill (2013-15) playing professionally in Europe with ASVEL Basket. The …

#13 Terrence Samuel - PENN STATE (2016-17)

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Class: Junior
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Victory Collegiate
Last College: UConn Height / Weight: 6-4 / 205 Position: Guard

Will be eligible to compete for Penn State for two seasons beginning in 2016-17 after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements.

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
While at UConn, appeared in 65 career games for the Huskies, averaging 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds… Saw tin every game for the Huskies as a sophomore and made eight starts this past season… Played in 30 games his freshman year, improving as the season went on... Provided great defense off the bench as a freshman throughout UConn’s run to the NCAA Championship.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15):
Saw time in all 35 of UConn’s games, averaging 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds
Made his first career start against Texas (11/30) and had eight starts on the year
Reached double-figures three times, including in UConn’s First Round NIT game against Arizona State (3/18)
Scored a career-high 12 points agains…

#11 Sam Halle - PENN STATE

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Class: JuniorHometown: Springfield, Va.
High School: West Springfield
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 185
Position: Guard

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15)
Joined the Nittany Lions after walk-on tryouts and was a valuable member of scout team during practice
Did not dress or travel with team

HIGH SCHOOL
Played two years of varsity basketball at West Springfield ... As a senior captain in 2011-12, averaged 5.3 points and 1.5 assists per game ... Earned the team’s Spartan Award in 2012 ... Three-time recipient of a GPA Achievment Award.

PERSONAL
Born Samuel George Halle on November 16, 1993 ... Son of Michael and Danella Halle ... Has two brothers, Jacob and David ... Majoring in kinesiology with aspirations of becoming a physician.


#5 Donovon Jack - PENN STATE

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Class: SeniorHometown: Reading, Pa.
High School: Berks Catholic
Height / Weight: 6-9 / 210
Position: Forward



AS A JUNIOR (2014-15)
Saw action in all 34 games, making 12 starts
Averaged 3.5 ppg and 2.7 rpg with 26 total blocks
Tied for No. 7 all-time in PSU career blocks with Jordan Dickerson ... Each have 82 to their credit
Combined 15-18 from the FT line in the last 19 games
Produced five points vs. Purdue in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal (3/13/15), the most in span of 13 games
Had six points, with 4-4 showing from FT line, and put up season-high four blocks vs. Minnesota (1/28/15) ... Moved into eighth all-time in PSU career blocks with performance against the Gophers
Went 4-4 from the field vs. Michigan (1/6/15) and hit lone free throw attempt for nine points ... Also had four rebounds ... First time in 50 games played without a personal foul vs. the Wolverines
Well-rounded performance vs. Drexel (12/20/14) with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks
Produced fourth career double-digit scoring ou…

#3 Devin Foster - PENN STATE

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Class: Senior
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
High School: Jefferson Township Last College: Vincennes (Ind.)
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 205
Position: Guard


AS A JUNIOR (2014-15)
Saw action in 19 games on the season, including 14 Big Ten contests
Averaged 2.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg in his first season at Penn State
Averaged 5.0 ppg and 3.3 rpg with 15-23 FGs and 5-6 FTs over seven-game span before injuring knee and missing the Maryland game (2/14/15)
Saw action in all three Big Ten Tournament games, producing 2.3 ppg and 3.0 rpg
Tallied second 3-pointer of the season in win over Iowa (3/12/15) ... Both treys this came against the Hawkeyes
Grabbed career-high eight rebounds vs. Nebraska (3/11/15), including seven on the defensive end
Was perfect from the free throw line (2-2) for the first time in his career at PSU against Ohio State (3/4/15)
Logged first career triple against Iowa (2/28/15), adding one steal and one block
Scored 8 points vs. Minnesota (1/28/15), going 3-3 from field and 2-2 from free throw line

#1 Deividas Zemgulis - PENN STATE

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Class: Freshman
Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
High School: St. Mary Ryken (Md.)
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 220
Position: Forward

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-year starter for St. Mary’s Ryken in Leonardtown, Maryland ... Captain his senior year ... Only senior from the 2014-15 team who is playing college basketball ... Averaged 15 ppg in final high school season ... Rated as a 3-star recruit and as the 11th best recruit in Maryland in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com ... One of three players from ESPN.com’s top-25 recruits from his class in Maryland signed by a school from the Big Ten ... Played AAU with Threat 220.

PERSONAL
Born June 6, 1996 in Lithuania to Vytautas and Gitana Zemgulis ... Has a brother, Aurimas, and a sister, Gabriele ... Was a member of the U16 Lithuanian team that competed in the European Championships.

PENN STATE - 2015-16 Blue Ribbon's Preview

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BLUE RIBBON ANALYSIS
BACKCOURT    C  FRONTCOURT  B-  BENCH/DEPTH C  INTANGIBLES  C

LOCATION   State College, PA  CONFERENCE   Big Ten (since 1992-93) LAST SEASON    18-16 (.471)  CONFERENCE RECORD   4-14 (13th)  STARTERS RETURNING/LOST   3/2  NICKNAME   Nittany Lions  COLORS   Blue & White  HOME COURT   Bryce Jordan Center (15,261)  COACH   Patrick Chambers (Philadelphia Univ. ’94) - 2018-19 RECORD AT SCHOOL  56-75 (4 years)   CAREER RECORD   98-103 (6 years)  ASSISTANTS: Keith Urgo (Fairfield ’02) Dwayne Anderson (Villanova ’09) Ross Condon (Villanova ’07)  WINS (LAST 5 YRS.)   19-12-10-16-18 RPI (LAST 5 YRS.)    48-160-183-115-109  2014-15 FINISH   Lost in Big Ten quarter finals.
Thanks to stability and little roster turnover, Penn State enjoyed its first winning season under Chambers and the program’s first since Ed Dechellis went 19-15 in 2010-11, his final season. The Nittany Lions have won 18 or more three times in the last decade, and just 8 times since joining the Big Ten in 1992-…

#21 Isaiah Washington - PENN STATE

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Class: RS Freshman
Hometown: Williamsport, Pa.
High School: Williamsport Height / Weight: 6-3 / 160
Position: Guard

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15):
Saw first career action vs. Fordham (11/16), tallying first PSU point off a free throw in the second half
Received a medical hardship waiver for the season and has four years of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL
Washington finished his career at Williamsport ranked first all-time in steals, made/attempted free throws and is in the Top 5 of games played. He averaged 22 points per game as a senior after putting up 16.6 ppg during his junior season at Williamsport in 2012-13, guiding the Millionaires to a 23-3 record. They earned a District 2/4-AAAA crown before advancing to the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs. The combo guard started all four seasons for coach Allen Taylor's squad, ending his career as a two-time all-state selection. A former AAU teammate of PSU redshirt-freshman Julian Moore, Washington spent the last several seasons…

#24 Mike Watkins - PENN STATE

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Class: Freshman
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.  High School: Phelps School Height / Weight: 6-8 / 245
Position: Forward

HIGH SCHOOL
Played senior season at The Phelps School in 2014-15 ... Won the 2015 PISAA Championship game against Westtown after overcoming a 16-point third-quarter deficit ... Tallied 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks in the comeback victory ... Averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6.5 blocks a game during his final high school season ... As a junior at Philadelphia’s Math, Civics & Sciences (MCSCS) in 2013-14, reached the 2014 PIAA – A tournament championship game while racking up 17 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks in a runner-up finish to Lincoln Park Performing Arts ... Averaged 11 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5 blocks during a junior campaign in which he totaled 17 double-doubles ... Played AAU with Team Philly, the same program which produced senior Brandon Taylor ... Rated as a 4-star recruit and the 3rd best recruit from Pennsylvania in the class of 2015 by ESPN…

#32 Jordan Dickerson - PENN STATE

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Class: SeniorHometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: IMG Academy/Abraham Lincoln
Last College: SMU
Height / Weight: 7-1 / 245
Position: Center



AS A JUNIOR (2014-15)
Saw action in 29 games on the season season, including 17 of 18 Big Ten contests ... Averaged 8.7 minutes per appearance
Saw action in all 34 games, starting 19 ... Has made 23 total starts at Penn State ... Returned to starting lineup vs. Nebraska (2/7/15) and started in each of the final 11 games of the season
Has 82 career blocks in 1.5 seasons at Penn State, tied with Donovon Jack for the seventh-most in a PSU career
Had multiple blocks in 17 games on the season ... Led the team with 53, tying Jack’s 2013-14 total in the No. 8 spot in a single season
Averaged 1.6 blocks per game, which was tied for fifth in the Big Ten after the conference tournament
Averaged 3.0 ppg and 2.3 rpg with four blocks through three B1G tourney games ... Shot 71 percent from FT line in tourney action, up from season average of 60 percent
Had a career high …

#10 Brandon Taylor - PENN STATE

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Class: Senior Hometown: Tabernacle, N.J.
High School: Trenton Catholic
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 225
Position: Forward


AS A JUNIOR (2014-15):
Saw action in 32 games, making 25 starts ... Missed two games with knee injury
Averaged 9.1 ppg and 5.3 rpg to credit over the course of the season
Finished second on the team in rebounds and third in scoring and blocks
Ranked No. 10 in career blocks at Penn State with 74 after posting a career-high five against Nebraska (3/11/15) in the Big Ten Tournament
The five-block showing was a PSU record in conference tourney action
Scored in double-figures in 12 of last 18 regular-season games played, including each of the last two
Shot 47 percent from behind the arc in the last five games of the season, hitting multiple treys in three games ... Shot 46 percent from field in same stretch
Went 3-3 from behind the arc vs. Purdue (1/17/15)
Tallied 11 points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists at Indiana (1/13/15)
Produced the team’s first double-double of the sea…

#44 Julian Moore - PENN STATE

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Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Germantown Academy
Height / Weight: 6-10 / 235
Position: Forward


AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (2014-15)
Saw action in 33 games on the season, making one start vs. Iowa (2/28/15)
Averaged 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per games
Recorded at least two blocks in each of the final two regular-season games of the season and the Big Ten Tournament opening-round game vs. Nebraska
Tallied points in four of the last five games of the season
Had three points in second-round action vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, converting on a dunk midway through second half and adding the and-one attempt
Made his first career start against Iowa (2/28), tallying the opening field goal of the game as well as four rebounds and one block
Recorded his first career 3-pointer on his first career attempt against Wisconsin (2/18) ... Also had four rebounds vs. the Badgers
Had career game at Illinois (1/31/15), finishing with 10 points, four rebounds and a 2-2 showing fr…