Penn State Basketball Adds 2 players from VCU

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A pair of Penn State Basketball transfer portal additions have made it official.

There is a certain buzz surrounding the Nittany Lions with the new head coach Mike Rhoades, as he continues to add to a team that made the NCAA Tournament this spring.

On Tuesday, the Nittany Lions would add two players who played under Mike Rhoades at VCU Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr. and Nick Kern Jr.

Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr.

Nick Kern Jr.


Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr. makes his way to State College as the reigning Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of The Year, and Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Nick Kern Jr travels to his new home in Happy Valley with very good defensive skills as he helps lead VCU to the NCAA Tournament berth and the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament titles during the 2022-23 season.

“We are excited to have Ace in our basketball family,” Rhoades said, in a statement. “He is a proven successful college basketball player, point guard and leader. We can’t wait to get him on campus and get to work.”

Meanwhile, Rhoades believes Kern will be a significant addition to the Penn State Basketball lineup.

We’re really happy to have Nick join us in Happy Valley,” Rhoades added. “He brings so many things to our program both on and off the court and is another great fit for our basketball family here at Penn State.”

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David Malandra Jr.

David Malandra Jr.

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