2021-2022 Penn State Nittany Lions Profile Card: Sam Sessoms

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Name: Sam Sessoms

Number: 3

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

Weight: 189

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

High School: The Shipley School

Previous School: Binghampton

Twitter: @samuel_sessoms

Penn State’s roster in 2021-22 features a handful of new faces via the transfer portal. But one face who is returning to the program already arrived in Happy Valley through the transfer portal, and he’s off to a good start to the season as a scoring fixture for the Nittany Lions. Sam Sessoms, a guard from West Philadelphia is bringing some of that Philly attitude to the court for Penn State in 2021-22.

2020 statistics

GP

FG%

REB

AST

STL

PTS

24

.408

48

56

32

197

Sessoms has proven to be one of Penn State’s top players on the court in the time he has been with the program. And he’s off to a solid start to the 2021-22 campaign under first-year head coach Micah Shrewsberry as well. Sessoms was a new addition to the program in 2020 after transferring to the Nittany Lions from Binghampton. In his two years with Binghampton, Sessoms held seven single-game records and five freshman records and left the program as the school’s second-highest scoring list with 1,151 points in two seasons.

Sessoms has started off the 2021-22 season as one of Penn State’s leading scorers through the first few games of the year and already looks poised to be a big factor in the offense under Shrewsberry.

Sessoms has been able to lead on the court, and that is a role he has quickly taken on in the new season. Given his journey from high school to Binghampton and to Penn State, the experience Sessoms has gained can offer a lot for a program with a blend of returning players and new transfers, leading to an incoming recruiting class looking to build a solid foundation for future success.

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