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Name: Myles Dread
Hometown: Detroit, MI
High School: Gonzaga (Washington D.C.)
One of Penn State’s more reliable defenders is back for another season in Happy Valley during a bit of a transition for the program. Myles Dread is not one to shy away from the big moment, but he has become more known for his ability to defend, and that could be a pivotal asset for the Nittany Lions during the 2021-22 season under new head coach Micah Shrewsberry.
Dread spent most of the 2020-21 season playing off the bench but he did end the season starting eight games for the Nittany Lions. His biggest moment actually came early in the season with a game-winning shot against VCU, and Penn State hopes to get a little more consistency from him in pivotal moments on offense this season.
Myles Dread three for the win for Penn State 🔥
Every VCU (+4) and under bettor survives with no OT
Under 150.5 ✅pic.twitter.com/JSyCkLwbvS
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) December 3, 2020
Having some starting experience is nice to rely on for the program this season, although Sam Sessoms could be the team’s leading scorer at the guard position if the early results of the season are any indication.
Dread has plenty of room to grow, and the hope is that Shrewsberry will be able to work on getting Dread to hit his maximum potential and improve his game in some key areas to make him a better all-around player. Shrewsberry clearly sees Dread as a team leader. Dread was one of Penn State’s player representatives at Big Ten men’s basketball media day prior to the season.
Penn State Guard Myles Dread shares with Greater Than The Game his advice for anyone who is considered an underdog.
.#psu #pennstate #wearepennstate #ncaabasketball #greaterthanthegame #underdog #dontgiveup #b1g #bigtenbasketball pic.twitter.com/5d0z7PjzwV
— Greater Than The Game (@Greaterthan_TG) November 10, 2021
Dread was slowed in preseason camp due to injury and he hasn’t been a regular fixture in the starting lineup just yet. But he will certainly be a player to watch on the Penn State roster. He has the potential to provide a lift off the bench and can be inserted into the starting lineup when needed as well.