It didn't take long for coach Steve Donahue to get going.
The new man in charge of Penn basketball reeled in Fairleigh Dickinson guard Matt MacDonald, the first transfer the Quakers have added in nearly 15 years. MacDonald played two seasons at FDU and will have to sit one season out before using his two remaining years of eligibility starting with the 2016-17 season.
MacDonald started all but one of the 60 games he played in while with the Knights. He improved from 8.6 points to 9.0 points per game going from his freshman to sophomore year while also slightly improving his field goal, three-point and free throw percentages.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard hails from Buffalo, N.Y. and is listed at 185 pounds. He announced that he was coming to Penn via his Twitter account.
Excited to say that I'll be transferring to the University of Pennsylvania.. Can't wait to get started in Philly— Matt MacDonald (@mattmac_3) May 21, 2015
When asked in April about the lack of transfers to Penn in recent years, Donahue responded that "We are turning over every stone and we want guys who think this is the right spot for them and I would think we’d have at least one." Donahue had a hand in recruiting the last set of transfers to Penn, including now-Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole.
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