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Izaiah Brockington Announces Withdrawal from 2021 NBA Draft, Returns to Iowa State

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Former Penn State Nittany Lions guard Izaiah Brockington announced late last week that he was withdrawing his name from the 2021 NBA Draft, and that he would be returning to Iowa State after transferring late in the spring.

Brockington had initially entered the transfer portal back on March 16, just one day after the Nittany Lions formally announced Micah Shrewsberry as the team’s new head coach. He withdrew his name ten days later and announced a return to State College. He simultaneously announced he was entering his name into the 2021 NBA Draft. Brockington did not receive invitations to compete in the NBA G-League Elite Camp or the NBA Draft Combine.

After entering his name into the draft, Brockington announced he was putting his name back into the transfer portal on April 22. He later committed to Iowa State on May 5. He played for two seasons at Penn State after initially committing to St. Bonaventure in the 2017 class and then sitting out the 2018-19 season as a transfer to Penn State.

Brockington averaged 24.8 points per game in his two years with Penn State, making 24 starts in 56 games, all of them coming in the 2020-21 season. He averaged 10.1 points per game, 1.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game, while averaging 47.3-percent from two-point range and just 43.7-percent from the free throw line.

Brockington is listed at 6-foot-4 and 200-pounds. He is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Despite being a fifth-year senior, Brockington will have two years of eligibility remaining due to redshirting his sophomore season as a transfer and gaining an extra year of eligibility as a result of COVID-19. He will also be immediately eligible to play next season for the Cyclones.