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Tuesday / September 25.
  • Justin McKoy to Penn State

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Justin McKoy, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Cary (NC) Panther Creek and Team Loaded, committed to Penn State on Wednesday.

    He also considered Cincinnati and Clemson.

    “I chose Penn State because of the relationship with the coaching staff, the way I see myself fitting in, and the players,” he said. “On my visit, I bonded well with everyone and I loved it. More importantly I thought about what a degree Penn State could do for me. I know the academics are top of the line and the alumni program that they have built is second to none. I couldn’t be happier anywhere else.

    “I bring a versatile skillset; with the game of basketball changing to be more position-less, my ability to play and guard multiple positions is very valuable especially in Coach [Pat] Chambers’ program. I play with a goal to win meaning I’ll sacrifice anything to win and that is valued a lot at Penn State.”

    He joins small forward Patrick Kelly and power forward Abdou Tetchueng Tsimbila in Penn State’s 2019 class.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.