Former Penn State Guard Izaiah Brockington to Transfer to Iowa State

By Vincent Lungaro on May 6, 2021 at 9:22 am
Former Penn State Guard Izaiah Brockington
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Izaiah Brockington has announced he will transfer to Iowa State. 

After originally announcing his intention to stay at Penn State after entering the transfer portal the first time earlier this summer, Brockington re-entered the portal on April 22

While the writing has been on the wall for a few weeks now, it becoming official that Brockington won't be back for the Nittany Lions is a tough blow for the new coaching staff. 

The former St. Bonaventure transfer was second on Penn State in scoring this past season, averaging over 12 points per game. With Myreon Jones' departure to Florida, the Nittany Lions lose their top two scorers from last year. 

Brockington becomes the third Penn State player to trade Happy Valley for Ames, Iowa in recent years. 

Chris Babb transferred to Iowa State under Fred Hoiberg ahead of the 2010-11 season. He went on to have a stint in the NBA.

Rasir Bolton also made the switch in 2019, citing derogatory comments by former coach Pat Chambers being the driving force for his decision to transfer to ISU. He has since transferred to play for the 2021 National Runners-Up, Gonzaga. 

Of the six Penn State players to enter the transfer portal (Brockington, Jones, Seth Lundy, John Harrar, Jamari Wheeler, Patrick Kelly and Trent Buttrick), only Lundy and Harrar have elected to return for the Nittany Lions.