Penn State Basketball: Terrence Samuel and Isaiah Washington Moving On from Nittany Lions

By Nick Polak on March 16, 2017 at 1:11p
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Two of Penn State basketball's role players from this past season are moving on from the team. Junior guard Terrence Samuel and redshirt sophomore guard Isaiah Washington are both graduating and have been granted release from the team, as announced by Pat Chambers on Thursday.

Neither move is terribly surprising in the grand scheme of things. Samuel performed admirably in limited time, particularly during the middle of the season. His season took a strange turn, however, as he failed to appear in a game from February 14 until March 5. The reasoning behind the extended absence was never given, and his re-emergence in the lineup in the regular season finale against Iowa was just as mysterious as his disappearance. For a team desperate for guard depth, it was a strange situation, to be sure.

Washington logged 85 minutes for the Lions this past season, totaling 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.

There's no word yet on how Chambers will attempt to fill the void left by their departure, whether that be with recruits or transfers.

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