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:
Lafayette grad transfer Monty Boykins (10.7 ppg) is on a visit to Penn State. Told ESPN he plans to visit Pittsburgh next Sunday.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 27, 2017
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:
After 3 seasons at Lafayette College I am looking for a grad school to complete my fourth year of eligibility https://t.co/WkM2sLRW6N— Monty Boykins (@MontyBoykins32) April 25, 2017
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.
SHU transfer Quincy McKnight tells me he's drawn interest from Miami, Wichita St, Western Kentucky, PSU, Monmouth, Creighton, & Seton Hall.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 27, 2017
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.