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Ex-Memorial basketball star Dylan Penn transferring to Vermont

Ex-Memorial basketball star Dylan Penn transferring to Vermont
Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 11:18 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2022 at 1:25 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Memorial High School graduate Dylan Penn, who helped guide the Bellarmine University men’s basketball program to the Atlantic Sun Conference title last season, announced Thursday he’s transferring to play his final year of eligibility at Vermont.

Penn revealed his decision on Twitter, becoming the fourth Evansville native to ever play for the Catamounts.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard led Bellarmine in scoring to lift the Knights to the ASUN championship. Due to NCAA rules, the Knights were ineligible for an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament since Bellarmine is only two years removed from Division II.

[READ MORE: Bellarmine basketball ‘crushed’ over lack of postseason opportunities following conference title]

Penn, who averaged 16.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last year, entered the transfer portal on March 23.

He will be joining a team that finished the 2021-22 season with a 28-6 record. After winning the America East regular-season and tournament crowns, the Catamounts ultimately fell in a tight opening-round loss in the NCAA Tournament to Arkansas, which advanced to the Elite Eight.

Vermont has reached the NCAA Tournament three times over the past five years.

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