Nittany Lions add Funk and Wynter graduate transfers

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – Penn State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry announced the additions of Andrew Funk and Camren Wynter to the Nittany Lion program on Tuesday. Both student-athletes join as grad transfers with one season of eligibility remaining.

Funk, a 6-5 guard, comes to Penn State after a solid four-year career at Bucknell where he was an All-Patriot League performer and the 2022 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Wynter, a 6-2 guard, ended a stellar four-year career at Drexel where he was a three-time All-CAA and two-time All-District selection. Funk and Wynter were both ranked in ESPN’s 100 best available transfers for the 2022-23 season, and combine to contribute 2,887 career points, 839 career rebounds and 772 career assists in the backcourt of Penn State.

Andrew Funk – Guard 6-5 – Warrington, PA – Archbishop Wood – Bucknell

Funk has averaged double-digit points in each of his last three seasons at Bucknell, including a team-best and career-high 17.6 points per game in his senior season in 2021-22. The Warrington, Pennsylvania native notched 13 20-point games and three 30-point performances as a senior while shooting 43.2% from the field, 36.3% from 3-point range and 76 .1% from the free-throw line to earn second-team All-Patriot League Honors.

A three-year starter, Funk scored his 1,000th career point on Jan. 22, 2022, and comes to Happy Valley with career ratings of 1,230 points, 346 rebounds and 195 assists. Funk averaged 12.9 points per game and 10.8 points per game in his junior and sophomore seasons, respectively.

A true student-athlete, Funk was the 2022 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an All-District Academic Winner, and a three-time selection to the Academic League All-Patriot Team. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bucknell in May.

Funk enjoyed a stellar high school career at Archbishop Wood where he was named Catholic League Philadelphia Player of the Year as a senior and led the Vikings to their first-ever Catholic League Philadelphia Championship and Championship Class 5A State PIAA as a junior.

Shrewsberry on Funk: “In college basketball, there is no substitute for the ability to make 3-point shots, and Andrew Funk is someone who has proven more than capable of that during his decorated four-year career at Bucknell. While Andrew is well known for his shooting, we also noticed how good a passer he is when we studied his film.His passing and his ability to create for others is what separates him from most players and should allow him to be a tough opponent for other guards in our conference. just basketball, Andrew is also a great student and person. He ticks all the boxes you could want for a penn state student-athlete and should be a great mentor for our young players to look up to on and off the pitch.

Camren Wynter – Guard 6-2 – Hempstead, NY – Holy Trinity – Drexel Cam Wynter Welcome Graphic

Wynter is averaging double-digit points in his four seasons at Drexel, posting at least 15 points per game in his last three seasons. Wynter earned first-team All-CAA honors for the second straight season, in addition to an NABC All-District nod, in 2022 after finishing his senior season third in the league in scoring (15.8 ), second in assists (4.6) and third in free throw percentage (86.1).

Wynter earned CAA Tournament MVP honors as a junior after leading the Dragons to their first-ever CAA championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 25 years. He averaged 16.3 points per game while shooting 41.5 percent from 3-point range during his junior season to win all-district and all-conference first team. The Hempstead, NY native also earned second-team All-Conference honors as a sophomore and was the 2019 CAA Rookie of the Year as a rookie.

Wynter comes to Penn State with career ratings of 1,657 points, 577 assists and 493 rebounds. His 577 assists rank third on Drexel’s all-time list, his 1,657 points rank sixth and his 140 steals good for eighth all-time in Dragon history.

Wynter played his high school prom at Holy Trinity where he was an All-State and All-Long Island pick. He played one graduate season at DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida before beginning his college career at Drexel. Wynter will graduate from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May.

Shrewsberry on Wynter: “From the minute Cam entered the transfer portal, we identified him as one of the best players available and someone who could greatly help our team. Cam is a great player who can play the point guard position or shooter, and provides not only scoring, but also good passing and the ability to rebound from the guard post.While Cam’s numbers are impressive, what really stood out to us early on was the both his high basketball IQ and his character.When evaluating transfers, it is very important to identify the people who will fit into your team both on and off the court, and he makes no Doubt Cam should take on a leadership role on next year’s team Cam is someone who brings great character and should be a culture leader within our program as soon as he comes on campus .”

Funk and Wynter will join a core group of Nittany Lion returnees, in addition to the class of five freshmen who are the highest-ranked recruiting class in program history for the 2022-23 season and sophomore year. of Shrewsberry at the head of the Nittany Lion. program.

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