Former UConn guard Terrence Samuel transfers to Penn State
Former Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel has signed with Penn State, Patrick Chambers announced Wednesday afternoon.
Samuel played two seasons for the Huskies, including the 2014 national championship team, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign, per NCAA transfer rules.
Samuel saw action in 65 career games, averaging three points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
“We are excited to add someone with Terrence’s background to our program,” Chambers said in a school release. “He played two seasons at a very high level and has seen action in a national championship game – that experience is something that cannot be taught. We look forward to working with him over the next year.”
Samuel averaged 4.5 points a game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament run, after scoring 1.9 points a contest during the regular season. He tallied two points and a steal in the title game vs. Kentucky.
Last season, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native reached double-figures three times, including in UConn’s First Round NIT game against Arizona State and a career-high 12 points against Tulsa in January, converting a career-best four field goals. He also finished third on the team with 55 assists.