2021-2022 Penn State Nittany Lions Profile Card: Myles Dread

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Name: Myles Dread

Number: 2

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

Weight: 235

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Gonzaga (Washington D.C.)

Twitter: @mylesd12_

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.

2020 statistics

GP

FG%

REB

AST

STL

PTS

23

.359

45

26

15

169

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.

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.

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.

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