Penn State Basketball: Lions Host Lafayette Transfer Monty Boykins

By Chad Markulics on April 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm
Nov 13, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Lafayette Leopards guard Monty Boykins (32) dribbles as George Washington Colonials guard Joe McDonald (22) defends during the first half at Charles E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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Since the loss of Payton Banks to South Florida as a graduate transfer earlier this summer, Penn State has been on the hunt for a shooter to round out their rotation. They struck out with JuCo shooting guard Ty Lazenby, who committed to Oklahoma on his official visit to Norman, and now Pat Chambers' sights have turned to a more local target. Monty Boykins, a graduate transfer from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, is immediately eligible to play in 2017-18 and has two Pennsylvania schools on his mind, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman:

Boykins missed all but two games of the 2017 season due to injury. He announced his intention to transfer just two days ago on Twitter:

A 36% three-point shooter on 150 attempts in 2015-16, the 6'5" Boykins struggled to maintain his sophomore percentages (42%) on a lowly Leopards squad that finished 6-24 overall and 327th in KenPom. The tape, however, suggests that he has the range to produce in an offense that would ask him to stand behind the three-point line:

Penn State was also mentioned with Sacred Heart transfer Quincy McKnight, per FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein.

McKnight averaged 18.1 points per game as a sophomore and played with Penn State center Mike Watkins during their senior season of high school at The Phelps School (PA). Unlike Boykins, he would not be eligible for the 2017-18 season.

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