Penn State Basketball Adds Trio of Walk-ons to Roster, Including the Son of a Penn State Football Legend

By Vincent Lungaro on September 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm
Dec 10, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; The Penn State Nittany Lions mascot entertains the crowd during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Maryland 76-69. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State hoops added a trio of walk-ons on Tuesday, and a few of them have strong ties to names Nittany Lion fans are already familiar with. 

Junior guard Dan Conlan, junior guard Ishaan Jagiasi and sophomore guard Kaylen Oweh will join the team as part of the 2021-22 roster. 

Dan Conlan is the son of Penn State Football legend Shane Conlan, who won a pair national of championships during his All-American playing days for the Blue and White. Shane was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Dan joins Penn State after playing one season at Dickinson College, where he averaged 6.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. In high school, he was a two-time team captain for Quaker Valley High School and ended his time there as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer.

Another familiar name, Kaylen Oweh, is the younger brother of Baltimore Ravens and former Penn State defensive end, Odafe Oweh.

He completed one season at St. Thomas Aquinas College, seeing action in 12 games. In high school with Rutgers Prep he tallied 700 points, 250 rebounds, 110 assists, and 80 steals.

Kaylen's younger brother Otega is a marquee target for Micah Shrewsberry and his staff for the 2022 recruiting cycle. 

The third of the three additions, Ishaan Jagiasi, played his high school basketball at Huntington Prep, which has produced NBA players Miles Bridges, Andrew Wiggins, and Thomas Bryant. He's also popular on Tik Tok, where he's amassed over 280K followers.