While it’s rare to see a football or basketball player switch sports, it does happen. And, occasionally, that player will realize they need to move elsewhere to pursue that sport. One school might have been a great option for football, but no longer works for football.
After all, it is a bit of a bizarre situation.
And that exact situation will be facing Penn State next season as Villanova quarterback Kyle McCloskey announced that he would be transferring to join the Nittany Lions. It’s an under the radar addition, but one to keep an eye on.
McCloskey comes in at 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds and is listed as a “guard” by Penn State. Whether he ends up there remains to be seen, but he should have more than enough size to make an impact for the Nittany Lions. The question will be whether he can convert those raw intangibles into quality play on the court.
In high school, McCloskey played significant minutes for his school’s basketball team. He averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game and was an all-state player. Notably, he comes out of Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania and will bring a local flavor to the roster.
All told, it’s an interesting addition for the Nittany Lions. Expectations will be low, but he could be a player that grows over time. It will be interesting to follow.