Sophomore forward Patrick Ackerman and freshman guard Akosa Maduegbunam to leave program
Nittany Lions face third top 20 ranked team Wednesday in 7:00 p.m. tip at the BJC
Men's Basketball Defeats Duquesne, 84-74
Penn State takes a three-game winning streak into Saturday's game vs. Duquesne
Newbill's career high tying 22 points lead Lions over Delaware State
Maduegbunam (pronounced MAD-a-WAY-boo-nam) was one of the top high school players in Massachusetts, finishing his prep career at The Winchendon School (Winchendon, Mass.) after spending two seasons at Charlestown High School and one at Cushing Academy near Boston. Described as a "physically imposing prospect on the wing" with a strong build, good speed and the ability to play "above the rim with ease" by ESPN.com, Maduegbunam is also a strong perimeter shooter and defender. He impressed the coaching staff with his strength and athleticism and owns a team-best 35-inch vertical leap.
Maduegbunam saw limited action in his first season playing in 14 games, six in the Big Ten season...scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds on the year while playing an average of 3.8 minutes per game...saw his first collegiate action vs. Akron in the Puerto Rico Tipoff...scored his first points with a basket vs. Delaware State (12/15)...had two points and two rebounds vs. Duquesne (12/29)...logged a season high 18 minutes at Purdue (1/13), scoring two points and grabbing one rebound.