Leading all-time scorer joins PSU men’s basketball as assistant coach

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State alumnus Talor Battle has joined Penn State men’s basketball as an assistant coach.

Battle is a 2011 graduate and three-year captain who played professionally overseas from 2011-2018. He is Penn State’s all-time leading scorer with 2,213 career points.

“Talor embodies everything it means to be a Nittany Lion and his work ethic, winning mentality and attitude align with our vision for success,” said head coach Patrick Chambers. “His experience at Penn State as a leader, as a competitor in the Big Ten and as part of this community will be invaluable for our current and future student-athletes.”

Battle finished in the top five in multiple categories in Penn State history

  • Fourth in assists (517)
  • Third in three-point field goals (317)
  • Second in field goals (722)
  • Fourth in free throws (452)
  • Career record for starts (131)
  • Big Ten record for career minutes played (4,799)

Battle earned All-Big Ten Tournament Team honors in 2011 when Penn State advanced to its first Big ten championship game, along with its first NCAA tournament appearance in a decade.

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