LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena Basketball Head Coach Jimmy Patsos has announced the addition of Roman Penn to the Saints’ Class of 2021. The Calumet City, Illinois product matriculates to Siena College as a midyear enrollee, after beginning the academic year as a postgraduate student at Don Bosco Prep in Crown Point, Indiana.
The 5’11,” 180-pound guard enrolled at Siena for the start of the spring semester, and is eligible to participate in all team activities immediately per the NCAA’s midyear enrollee rule. Penn began practicing with the team today, and will have four full years of eligibility remaining when he is scheduled to make his debut on the court for the Saints at the start of the 2017-18 season. He becomes the third member of the Saints’ Class of 2021, joining Jordan Horn and Prince Oduro who both signed and returned their National Letters of Intent during the early signing period in November.
“Roman is a quality young man,” said Patsos. “He comes from a good family and had a good high school coach. This is a big semester for him to get ahead academically and to learn our plays. He’s a strong, pass first guard, and I can tell that our guys already like him.”
Originally from Seattle, Penn averaged 16 points and seven assists while shooting 41% from three-point range in 15 games this season at Don Bosco Prep. Penn previously attended Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Indiana where he averaged 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.8 steals in earning AP All-State Honorable Mention accolades following his senior season. He led Bishop Noll to 53 wins over his final three seasons, which included three sectional and one regional championship.