Two guards transfer in to program
From Mirror reports
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry announced the additions of Andrew Funk and Camren Wynter to the Nittany Lion program Tuesday.
Both student-athletes join as graduate transfers with one season of eligibility remaining.
Funk, a 6-5 guard, comes to Penn State after a 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, completed a four-year career at Drexel where he was a three-time All-CAA pick and two-time All-District selection. Both Funk and Wynter were ranked in ESPN’s top 100 available transfers for the 2022-23 season, and combine to bring 2,887 career points, 839 career rebounds, and 772 career assists to the Penn State backcourt.
“In college basketball there is no substitute for being able 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,” Shrewsberry said. “While Andrew is well-known for his shooting, we noticed how good of a passer he is as well when we studied his film. His passing and ability to create for others is what separates him from most players and should allow him to be a tough matchup for other guards in our conference. Beyond just basketball, Andrew is also a tremendous student and person. He checks every box you could want for a Penn State student-athlete and should be a great mentor for our younger players to look up to on and off the court.”
Funk, out of Archbishop Wood near Philadelphia, averaged double-digit points in each of his final three seasons at Bucknell, including a team-best and career-high 17.6 ppg during his senior season in 2021-22. The Warrington, Pa. native notched 13 20-point games and three 30-point performances as a senior, while shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from 3-point range, and 76.1 percent from the free throw line to earn second team All-Patriot League honors.
Funk comes to Happy Valley with career marks of 1,230 points, 346 rebounds and 195 assists. Funk averaged 12.9 points per game and 10.8 points per contest in his junior and sophomore seasons, respectively.
Wynter averaged double-digit points in all four of his seasons at Drexel, posting at least 15 points per game in his final three seasons. Wynter picked up first team All-CAA honors for the second-straight season, in addition to an NABC All-District nod, in 2022 after ending his senior season third in the league in scoring (15.8), second in assists (4.6) and third in free-throw percentage (86.1).
“From the minute that Cam entered the transfer portal, we identified him as one of the premier players available and someone who could greatly help our team. Cam is an excellent player who can play the point guard or shooting guard position, and provides not only scoring, but also good passing and an ability to rebound from the guard spot,” Shrewsberry said. “While Cam’s numbers are impressive, what really stood out to us from the very beginning was both his high basketball IQ and his character. When evaluating transfers, it is very important to identify individuals who will fit in with your team both on and off the court, and there is no doubt Cam should take on a leadership role with next year’s team. Cam is someone who brings tremendous character and should be a leader of the culture within our program from the minute he steps on campus.”
Wynter, out of Hempstead, N.Y., comes to Penn State with career marks 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 are good for eighth all-time in Dragon history.