2016–17 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

The 2016–17 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by head coach Pat Chambers, in his sixth season with the team. They played their home games at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 15–18, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for 12th place. As the No. 13 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they beat Nebraska in the first round[1] before losing to Michigan State in the second round.[2][3]

2016–17 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball
Penn State Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2016–17 record15–18 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBryce Jordan Center
Seasons
2016–17 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 15 Purdue 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
No. 25 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Maryland 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
Minnesota 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
No. 23 Michigan 10 8   .556     26 12   .684
Northwestern 10 8   .556     24 12   .667
Michigan State 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Iowa 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Illinois 8 10   .444     20 15   .571
Ohio State 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Indiana 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Penn State 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
Nebraska 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
2017 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Nittany Lions finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 16–16, 7–11 in Big Ten play to finish in tenth place in conference. They lost to Ohio State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.[4]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Devin Foster 3 G 6'2" 205 Senior Dayton, OH Graduated
Donovan Jack 5 F 6'9" 210 Senior Reading, PA Graduated
Brandon Taylor 10 F 6'7" 225 Senior Tabernacle, NJ Graduated
Samuel Halle 11 G 6'0" 185 Junior Springfield, VA Graduated
Jordan Dickerson 32 C 7'1" 245 Senior Brooklyn, NY Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Satchel Pierce 32 F 7'0" 255 Junior Barberton, OH Transferred from Virginia Tech. Under NCAA transfer rules, Pierce will have to sit out in the 2016–17 season. Will have two years of eligibility left.

2016 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tony Carr
#7 PG
Philadelphia, PA Roman Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Joe Hampton
#31 PF
Hyattsville, MD Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Nov 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Lamar Stevens
#16 SF
Philadelphia, PA Roman Catholic High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Nazeer Bostick
SG
Philadelphia, PA Roman Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Nov 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2016–17 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Payton Banks 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) RS Jr Lutheran Orange, CA
F 1 Deividas Zemgulis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So St. Mary Ryken Kaunas, Lithuania
G 4 Nazeer Bostick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
G 5 Terrence Samuel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS Jr Victory Collegiate
Connecticut
Brooklyn, NY
G 10 Tony Carr 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
F 11 Lamar Stevens 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
F 20 Alex Zhao (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Bishop O'Dowd Shenyang, China
G 21 Isaiah Washington 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 163 lb (74 kg) RS So Williamsport Williamsport, PA
F 22 Grant Hazle (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Westbury Christian Kingwood, TX
G 23 Josh Reaves 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Oak Hill Academy Fairfax, VA
F 24 Mike Watkins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 246 lb (112 kg) RS Fr Phelps School Philadelphia, PA
F 32 Satchel Pierce (I)   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Jr Kiski School
Virginia Tech
Barberton, OH
G 33 Shep Garner 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Jr Roman Catholic HS Philadelphia, PA
F 44 Julian Moore 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Jr Germantown Acad Fort Washington, PA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Coaching StaffEdit

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head coach Patrick Chambers 2011 Philadelphia University (1994)
Associate Head Coach Keith Urgo 2011 Fairfield University (2002)
Assistant Coach Dwayne Anderson 2013 Villanova University (2009)
Assistant Coach Ross Condon 2011 Villanova University (2007)
Director of Basketball Operations David Caporaletti 2011 Philadelphia University (1993)
On Campus Recruiting Coordinator Nicholas Colella 2015 Penn State (2013)
Athletic trainer Jon Salazer 2001 Penn State (1993)
Director of Player Development Ryan Devlin 2013 Philadelphia University (2005)
Strength and conditioning coach Greg Miskinis 2009 Penn State (2008)
Graduate Manager Evann Baker 2015 Quinnipiac University (2011)
Graduate Manager Kevin Hacke 2015 West Virginia University (2013)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 4, 2016*
6:00 pm, BTN+
Lock Haven W 91–65 
Bryce Jordan Center (4,388)
University Park, PA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Albany
Hall of Fame Tip Off
L 81–87  0–1
Bryce Jordan Center (6,230)
University Park, PA
Nov 13, 2016*
6:00 pm, BTN
Duquesne W 82–74  1–1
Bryce Jordan Center (5,856)
University Park, PA
Nov 15, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Grand Canyon
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 85–76  2–1
Bryce Jordan Center (5,678)
University Park, PA
Nov 19, 2016*
12:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. No. 1 Duke
Hall of Fame Tip Off semifinals
L 68–78  2–2
Mohegan Sun Arena 
Uncasville, CT
Nov 20, 2016*
3:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 24 Cincinnati
Hall of Fame Tip Off consolation
L 50–71  2–3
Mohegan Sun Arena 
Uncasville, CT
Nov 23, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN
Colgate W 72–59  3–3
Bryce Jordan Center (5,112)
University Park, PA
Nov 26, 2016*
4:00 pm
at George Washington W 74–68  4–3
Charles E. Smith Center (2,378)
Washington, D.C.
Nov 29, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Georgia Tech
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 67–60  5–3
Bryce Jordan Center (6,032)
University Park, PA
Dec 3, 2016*
5:00 pm, BTN+
Wright State W 72–50  6–3
Bryce Jordan Center (6,227)
University Park, PA
Dec 7, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN
George Mason L 66–85  6–4
Bryce Jordan Center (5,694)
University Park, PA
Dec 10, 2016*
2:30 pm, CBSSN
vs. Pittsburgh
Never Forget Tribute Classic
L 73–81  6–5
Prudential Center (16,165)
Newark, NJ
Dec 18, 2016*
11:00 am, FS1
vs. St. John's
Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
W 92–76  7–5
Madison Square Garden (8,200)
New York City, NY
Dec 21, 2016*
5:00 pm, BTN+
Morgan State W 96–55  8–5
Bryce Jordan Center (4,009)
University Park, PA
Big Ten regular season
Dec 27, 2016
3:00 pm, ESPN2
Northwestern L 77–87  8–6
(0–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,811)
University Park, PA
Jan 1, 2017
2:30 pm, ESPNU
at Rutgers W 60–47  9–6
(1–1)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (6,079)
Piscataway, NJ
Jan 4, 2017
8:30 pm, BTN
at Michigan L 69–72  9–7
(1–2)
Crisler Center (11,385)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 7, 2017
1:00 pm, ESPN
vs. Michigan State
Palestra Big Ten Showcase
W 72–63  10–7
(2–2)
Palestra (8,722)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 14, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 24 Minnesota W 52–50  11–7
(3–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (11,759)
University Park, PA
Jan 18, 2017
7:00 pm, BTN
Indiana L 75–78  11–8
(3–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,818)
University Park, PA
Jan 21, 2017
12:00 pm, BTN
at No. 21 Purdue L 52–77  11–9
(3–4)
Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 24, 2017
9:00 pm, BTN
at No. 15 Wisconsin L 55–82  11–10
(3–5)
Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Jan 28, 2017
4:30 pm, BTN
Illinois W 71–67  12–10
(4–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,202)
University Park, PA
Feb 1, 2017
6:30 pm, BTN
at Indiana L 102–110 3OT 12–11
(4–6)
Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 4, 2017
1:00 pm, ESPNU
Rutgers L 68–70  12–12
(4–7)
Bryce Jordan Center (9,529)
University Park, PA
Feb 7, 2017
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 21 Maryland W 70–64  13–12
(5–7)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,063)
University Park, PA
Feb 11, 2017
2:00 pm, BTN
at Illinois W 83–70  14–12
(6–7)
State Farm Center (13,010)
Champaign, IL
Feb 14, 2017
9:00 pm, BTN
at Nebraska L 66–82  14–13
(6–8)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,642)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 21, 2017
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Purdue L 70–74 OT 14–14
(6–9)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,505)
University Park, PA
Feb 25, 2017
3:00 pm, BTN
at Minnesota L 71–81  14–15
(6–10)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 28, 2017
8:30 pm, BTN
Ohio State L 70–71  14–16
(6–11)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,343)
University Park, PA
Mar 5, 2017
1:00 pm, BTN
at Iowa W 90–79  14–17
(6–12)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 8, 2017
4:30 pm, ESPN2
(13) vs. (12) Nebraska
First round
W 76–67 OT 15–17
Verizon Center 
Washington, D.C.
Mar 9, 2017
2:25 pm, BTN
(13) vs. (5) Michigan State
Second round
L 51–78  15–18
Verizon Center 
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[5][6]

ReferencesEdit