Penn State may be losing another key contributor on the court. According to a report from Mark Brennan of Lions247, freshman guard Rasir Bolton has entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal. The move allows other schools to contact Bolton, but does not guarantee a transfer.
Bolton was an effective weapon off of the bench for Patrick Chambers last season. In his first season of collegiate action, the Virginia native averaged 11.6 points per game, good for second on the team behind Lamar Stevens. His 36.1% three-point shooting was best on the roster among regular players.
The former three-star prospect from Massanutten Military Academy arrived in Happy Valley in 2018 along with classmates Myles Dread, Myreon Jones, and Daniil Kasatkin. They were joined by St. Bonaventure transfer Izaiah Brockington, who will be eligible this coming season.
Should Bolton ultimately leave Penn State, Chambers could be faced with replacing his top three scorers from the 2018-19 campaign. Leading scorer Lamar Stevens is testing the NBA Draft waters, but may still return, while No. 3 on the list, senior Josh Reaves, has exhausted his eligibility.
Barring an NCAA waiver, Bolton would need to sit out the 2019-2020 season if he transfers.