On Thursday, Penn State men’s head basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry announced his team captains for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Myles Dread, Andrew Funk, Seth Lundy, and Jalen Pickett, all of whom are seniors.
Dread is a 6-foot-4 swingman from Detroit, Michigan, who is in his fifth season at Penn State. He is fifth all-time in three-pointers made with 233 and has played in 117 games for Penn State. Despite battling a shoulder injury last season, he shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range.
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Funk is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Warrington, Pennsylvania, who is a graduate senior who played at Bucknell for four years. In his career at Bucknell. He scored 1,230 points, 346 career rebounds, and 195 career assists. Ever since he arrived at Penn State, Funk has impressed players and coaches with his leadership, discipline, and work ethic.
Lundy is a 6-foot-6 swingman from Paulsboro, NJ, and played his prep ball at Roman Catholic and has developed into one of the best perimeter defenders in the Big Ten. He finished second on the team in scoring with 11.9 points per game and third in rebounds with 4.9 rebounds per game while starting all but one game last season.
Pickett is a 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Rochester, New York, who started his college career at Siena, where he was a First-team All-MAAC selection in all three years in their program. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game while playing 37.2 minutes per game which led the Big Ten.
Shrewsberry spoke about his decision in naming his team captains:
“Jalen, Seth, Andrew, and Myles have each been great leaders for our program throughout the summer and the fall,” Shrewsberry said. “Not only have they served as on-court leaders for their teammates, but they helped drive the enforcement of our program. All four of them played an important for our team this year and are very deserving of the captain title.”