Big Ten Basketball Preseason Power Rankings: 14-8

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13. Penn State

Jan 28, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions center Jordan Dickerson (32) celebrates with guard Devin Foster (3) after blocking a shot in the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 Record: 18-16 (4-14)

Key Players:

Josh Reaves, Fr

Jordan Dickerson, Jr

G Shep Garner, So

F Brandon Taylor, Jr


Pat Chambers is entering his fifth season as the head coach at Penn State. The program has made some strides, but they must overcome the loss of their best player, D.J. Newbill. It will be difficult for the Nittany Lions to account for Newbill’s scoring (20.7 PPG).

Penn State has some underrated players on their roster, particularly Garner and Taylor. Both players have proven that they can go out there and put points on the board. That’s exactly what they must do. The Nittany Lions also added Reaves, who is a highly-regarded true freshman. He could have a big impact early.

Even though the program seems to be heading in the right direction, they will have to wait at least another year to make any real noise.

Projected Record: 13-17 (2-16)