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Penn State Has Reached Out to Princeton Transfer Ethan Wright

Penn State men’s basketball has been in contact with Ethan Wright, Jake Lieberman of Pro Insight reports.

Wright is a 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 14.7 points and nearly seven rebounds per game this past season for Princeton before entering the transfer portal more than a week ago.

Wright played at Princeton for three seasons, and would have played last year if the Ivy League didn’t cancel it’s season due to COVID-19. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Wright’s role with the Tigers— and, ergo, his stats— expanded over time. As a freshman, he made six starts and averaged 3.5 points. The next season, Wright started 17 of the 26 games he played in and more than doubled his scoring average, putting up 7.2 points per game.

This past season, Wright played well enough to earn second-team All-Ivy League honors and helped the Tigers to a 23-7 record, an Ivy League regular-season title and an NIT appearance. Princeton nearly made it to the NCAA tournament, losing to Yale 66-64 in the Ivy League championship game.

Per Lieberman’s tweet, Wright has also heard from Rutgers, Creighton, Richmond, Colorado, Santa Clara, University of California, Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Chicago and George Mason, among others.

This comes a day after news broke that Penn State had reached out to Marcus Hammond, a guard who is transferring from Niagara. It seems clear that Penn State wants to add a guard from the portal, at least in part due to Sam Sessoms entering it last week.

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