Pioneers graduate signs with Fayette Nittany Lions

Pioneers graduate signs with Fayette Nittany Lions

Phoenix, AZ – Joshua Hankins has committed to furthering his academic and athletic career with Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and the Nittany Lions Men's Basketball program.

Hankins resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he attended Pinnacle High School. In his time at Pinnacle, Hankins received honor roll recognition in all four years and was given Outstanding Achievement honors in Visual Arts, a recognition awarded to only one student each year.

During his time with Penn State University, Hankins will be pursuing an academic degree in communications. Additionally, he expresses aspirations in officiating basketball at a high level and pursuing a career as a firefighter.

The Pinnacle graduate is excited for the opportunity to make an impact in the upcoming 2019-20 basketball season but is also looking forward to the new experience as a whole. Hankins stated, "I'm looking forward to meeting new people, playing basketball, and all the new college memories."

Hankins credits his friends and family as some of his greatest motivators, but specifically his girlfriend as a major influence. When asked, Hankins said "My girlfriend has been so influential by challenging me, pushing me to be my best, and always supporting me in learning new things in life."

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