Penn State Basketball Lands Big-Time Transfer Portal Addition

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BREAKING: Penn State Basketball Lands Big-Time Transfer Portal Addition

Penn State Basketball has found their big in the transfer portal.

According to Jeff Goodman, Penn State landed Northern Illinois transfer Yanic Konan Niederhauser.


What Yanic Konan Niederhauser Brings Penn State Basketball

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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Mike Rhoades (Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire)

 

Yanic is from Fraschels, Switzerland and is listed at 6’11”. He fills an immediate need for the Nittany Lions 2024-2025 basketball team, likely filling the role of since graduated Qudus Wahab. He played two seasons at Northern Illinois, as a freshman averaging just 2.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 7.6 minutes.

He made a significant jump last year, averaging almost 20 minutes per game. He averaged 7.3 points per game, added 4.4 rebounds and a very impressive 2.1 blocks. He shot 54.1% from the field and a respectable 292% from three (after shooting 18.8% a year).

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Why Yanic Konan Niederhauser is a Big Addition for Mike Rhoades

This is a crucial get for Mike Rhoades.

Konan-Niederhauser as now he has a big with two years of eligibility and the hope for two years of incremental growth.

After Demetrius Lilley departed for Drexel (and the aforementioned Wahab graduation), the Penn State Basketball frontcourt was incredible thin, featuring 6’8″ Puff Johnson, the 6’8″ Zach Hicks (assuming he stays) and their other transfer portal get this cycle so far, the 6’9″ center Kachi Nzeh (from Xavier).

While we wait for the official word on the return of Ace Baldwin (seems pretty safe he’s coming back?), Hicks and D’Marco Dunn and Nick Kern, we are starting to see the portal strategies of Mike Rhoades becoming clear for Penn State.

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Evan Smith