The Penn State Nittany Lions got some tough news this season as fans learned the program would be losing guard Kyle McCloskey to transfer. He arrived as one of the more unusual prospects you’ll ever see, having previously played quarterback at Villanova before his transfer to Penn State. It was disappointing news for fans to see.
Penn State G Kyle McCloskey (RS SO) has entered the transfer portal. Grad transfer w/two years to play. https://t.co/xqVjpkO5HX— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) March 24, 2020
As noted above, nobody was quite sure about what to expect out of McCloskey. He was a football player at Villanova before transferring into Penn State and nobody could guess how that would translate to college basketball. However, McCloskey did have a respectable career on the court in high school, averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Unfortunately, things never really worked out in a meaningful way on the court for McCloskey. He only saw limited playing time during his career, finishing with 109 total minutes in 19 games. During last season, McCloskey averaged just 3.4 minutes per game.
The good news for Penn State is the team still projects to have plenty of depth returning in the backcourt for next season. The Nittany Lions should have a handful of options there with experience and a few newcomers as well. Either way, fans will certainly wish McCloskey the best moving forward.