Penn State added some more size for the upcoming 2021-22 season with the news that Canisius grad transfer Jalanni White committed to the program earlier this week.
Another new Nittany Lion Welcome to Penn State, Jalanni White!— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) July 30, 2021
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White played the past four seasons for Canisius, starting 51 of the 98 games he played in (including all 11 games he played in a shortened season last year). The 6’8” forward averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game throughout his career in just under 16 minutes an outing. He’s also a career 50.5% shooter, even though he struggled in most statistical categories in his senior season.
The size White brings to the Nittany Lions is much needed as they only have a handful of players that measure in at 6’7” or taller. Penn State still only has 11 scholarship players as of right now so there’s a possibility they could look to pick up some more depth before the season. While there’s a decent chance that Micah Shrewsberry’s debut season will include a pretty thin roster, White brings some experience and height that should add a bit of depth to the frontcourt.