D.J. Newbill has recently decided to transfer to Penn State from Southern Mississippi. A 6-foot-4 guard and Philadelphia native, he becomes the second player the new men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers has landed since taking over the program in June. Newbill started every game and played an average of 30 minutes a contest last year in his freshman season at Southern Miss on a team that won over 20 games. He was also named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team and averaged 9.2 points and 6.2 rebounds a game.
Joining Newbill will be is Akosa Maduegbunam, a 6-foot-3 guard from Charelstown, MA. Maduegbunam originally received an offer from Chambers' old school, Boston. Both players will start playing for the Nittany Lions in the 2012-13 season.
Above is a video of Newbill dunking in a game at Southern Miss last season.