Two veteran members of Penn State’s basketball team will not be back next season.
Guards Isaiah Washington and Terrence Samuel will seek graduate transfers this offseason, the team announced Thursday. Both made contributions off the bench during the 2016-17 season.
Washington will have two years of eligibility remaining wherever he ends up. A Williamsport, Pa., native, Washington appeared in 17 games this season, scoring 12 points.
Samuel, meanwhile, came to Penn State after transferring from Connecticut, where he was part of a national title team in 2013-14. He scored 3.9 points per game for Penn State in his lone season on the court with the Nittany Lions, playing in 28 games and making one start. Samuel will have one year of eligibility remaining as a transfer.
The losses could hit Penn State’s depth next season, but there were no guarantees that either Samuel or Washington would be part of the rotation in 2017-18. Pat Chambers’ team did not graduate any seniors.