Penn State Makes Cut for Albany Graduate Transfer Joe Cremo

By Chad Markulics on April 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm
Nov 11, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Albany Great Danes guard Joe Cremo (3) drives to the basket past Penn State Nittany Lions guard Shep Garner (33) during the second half at the Bryce Jordan Center. Albany defeated Penn State 87-81.

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Penn State has two gaping holes in their backcourt heading into the 2019 season. Tony Carr elected to enter the NBA draft and Shep Garner graduated as the school's record three-point shooter. Two freshmen, Myles Dread and Rasir Bolton, are candidates to fill those large shoes, but some experience would give the Nittany Lions a boost as they mount another attempt at securing an NCAA Tournament bid.

Pat Chambers' first stop in the hunt for a graduate transfer is Joe Cremo, who released a top-five list with Penn State among the remaining schools vying for his services. Cremo, who graduated from Albany after averaging 17.8 points per game in his third season of eligibility, is also considering Creighton, Gonzaga, Oregon and Texas, per Jon Rothstein:

The reigning NIT champions present Cremo with an opportunity for playing time on a team that will push for an NCAA Tournament bid. Notably, Penn State is also the school closest to his home in upstate New York. With Blue-White weekend just around the corner, Chambers will no doubt be pushing for Cremo to take in State College for the first time since his Great Danes won in the BJC on opening night in 2016. The 6'4 guard dropped 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in that game - no surprise he's Penn State's top priority in the transfer market and their top choice to fill their final open scholarship.

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