Penn State basketball's incoming freshmen class has shrunk from four to three. Small forward Justin McKoy (Cary, NC) announced on Twitter that he has asked for, and been granted, a release from his Letter of Intent.
Thank you Nittany Lion Nation for the support and love. Ready to see what the future holds! pic.twitter.com/EpikIGQw3t
— Justin McKoy (@justintmckoy) March 29, 2019
McKoy verbally committed to Penn State in September of 2018, and signed his Letter of Intent in November. The 6'8 forward was set to join a class that includes forward Seth Lundy (Philadelphia, PA), Adbou Tsimbila (Hagerstown, MD) and Patrick Kelly (Lynchburg, VA/IMG Academy).
At the time of his commitment, the Nittany Lions were the lone Power Five program to have extended a scholarship offer, but the hometown NC State Wolfpack recently came calling, which seems to have played a part in McKoy's late change of plans.
68W 2019 Justin Mckoy has now been offered by NC STATE!!! pic.twitter.com/ldH3LT285m
— Team Loaded NC (@teamloadednc) March 29, 2019
McKoy's departure leaves Patrick Chambers at the 13 scholarship limit. Prior to this, the Nittany Lions were oversigned by one for the 2019-20 season.