UNIVERSITY PARK, PA., Feb. 15, 2008 – Junior college transfer Schyler King (Tyler JC/El Paso, Texas) has left the Penn State basketball program and plans to transfer following completion of the current academic semester coach Ed DeChellis announced Friday.
“Things have not worked out as expected in regards to Schyler’s participation in our program,” DeChellis said. “After speaking with Schyler this week, we decided it would be best for him not to finish the season with the team and to begin to look for a different situation in which to continue his basketball career. We wish him good luck.”
King joined the Nittany Lions last summer after two seasons at Tyler Junior College in Texas. In his first season with the program, he played in the 13 games this season, the last at Purdue on Jan. 23. He scored a total of 13 points and added 14 rebounds in his 13 games, averaging 1.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg and 5.9 minutes per contest.
King’s departure gives Penn State two available scholarships for next season. Penn State added high school senior Billy Oliver (Chatham, N.J.) during the early signing period and recently welcomed 6-10 transfer forward Andrew Ott (Abington, Pa.) from Villanova.