JUCO Forward Jevonnie Scott Officially Signs with Penn State Basketball

By Vincent Lungaro on May 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm
Scott signs on

JUCO transfer Jevonnie Scott is officially a Nittany Lion.

The 6-foot-7 forward from South Plains College in Texas becomes Penn State's third transfer signee of the offseason, following the additions of Jaheam Corwall and Jalen Pickett. 

"Vonnie is going to be a great addition to our Penn State Basketball family," head coach Micah Shrewsberry said in a release. "He is a high-energy, fun-loving kid who will be a terrific fit for our locker room. His versatility on the court is something I am looking forward to using on both the offensive and defensive ends. He has a great basketball background and has been well-coached growing up and at South Plains. Coming from a successful program, he will bring a winning attitude and work ethic with him to State College."

In his two seasons playing with the Texans, Scott averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. The Texans went 40-12 in those two seasons, qualified for two National Junior College Athletic Association Tournaments and appeared at No. 1 in the NJCAA rankings. 

A Toronto native, Scott was selected as one of the top 24 boys basketball players in Canada as a senior and played in the 2019 Biosteel All-Canadian Game. Scott also participated in the 2019 Signature All-Canadian Showcase.

Scott has three seasons of eligibility remaining and adds some much-needed depth to Penn State's front court.