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Pair of Penn Starters to Enter Transfer Portal as Grad Transfers



Lucas Monroe and Jonah Charles, two seniors currently playing for Penn basketball, have both entered the transfer portal for next season as post-graduate transfers.

Charles and Monroe will continue to play for Penn until the end of this season. This move is allowed due to a rule change by the NCAA D1 Council back in September.

In September, the D1 Council modified its transfer rules to allow players who will enroll at other schools after graduating to enter the portal at any time, regardless of the NCAA’s Transfer Windows (60 days following championship selection day).

“Student-athletes who plan to compete the following year as postgraduate students are exempt from those windows,” the NCAA said in a release in September. “Today’s action does not exempt the students from implications associated with the decision to enter the Transfer Portal, including the reduction or cancellation of athletics financial aid for their next academic term.

“The college application process occurs earlier in the year for graduate students, and today’s vote provides immediate relief for college students who are interested in pursuing graduate programs at other schools next year while competing in their given sports,” said Lynda Tealer, vice chair of the Division I Council and executive associate athletics director at Florida. “The Council will continue to evaluate this issue and consider more permanent modifications to rules related to postgraduate participation.”

Charles is a 6-foot-4 guard out of New Jersey who is currently averaging 5.1 points per game. His season high of 12 points came against Mizzou in November.

Monroe stands at 6-foot-6 and is currently averaging four points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Quakers. The Abington, PA native is shooting 40% from the field this season.

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