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Geno Thorpe
Player Profile:
Geno Thorpe 2267941
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Shaler HS
Other College: Penn State
Experience: Transfer

2015-16 (JUNIOR): Practiced, but did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.

AT PENN STATE: Averaged 8.7 points as a sophomore, the fourth-best on the team, while playing in all 34 games (17 starts)… Shot a team-best 83.9 percent (94-112) from the free throw line… Averaged 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes per game… Known as the Lions’ best on-ball defender, 38 steals ranked second on the team… Scored a career-high 19 points against Duquesne on Dec. 11… Played in 32 games on the season, making three starts as a freshman… Averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game… Earned first career start against Minnesota (1/8/14) and ended night with eight points and two steals… Proclaimed an under-the-radar freshman by entering the season

AT HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time Pennsylvania Class AAAA first-team selection (2012 & 2013) at Shaler High School ... Scored more than 1,000 career points in three seasons at Shaler ... Posted 26.3 ppg as a senior to lead the WPIAL in scoring as his team posted a 14-22 mark ... Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Mary Kline Classic after leading his team to victory with 20 points, three rebounds and three assists ... A consensus three-star recruit among the national recruiting services ... As a junior averaged 21.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.6 apg while leading Shaler to the PIAA quarterfinals for the first time in school history ... Shot 55 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three as Shaler won its second consecutive section title and reached the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals ... Selected among the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fab Five boys high school players (2012) ... Played with the King James All Stars on the Nike EYBL circuit ... Earned an invitation to the Pangos All-American Camp where he finished 12th in total scoring (45 points), 15th in scoring average (11.3 ppg) and ninth in field goal percentage (77.3%) out of about 100 players invited to earn a spot in the Top 60 all-star game (2012) ... Averaged 17.5 points and four assists per game as a sophomore to earn third-team All-state honors and lead the Titans to a 22-2 record ... Attended Shady Side Academy as a freshman ... Chose Penn State over offers from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Kansas State and Rutgers among others.

PERSONAL: Born November 8, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa... Has four sisters: Jordan, Chanel, Mika and Gia ... Father, Geno Thorpe, played college basketball in 1978.

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