Penn State sophomore forward Patrick Ackerman and freshman guard Akosa Maduegbunam have been granted a release to transfer from the Nittany Lion basketball program.

Both players will complete the spring semester at the University.

Ackerman played in 13 games in 2012-13 and 25 total in two seasons at Penn State. He scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds last season while playing 4.4 minutes per game. Maduegbunam made 14 appearances in his first season at Penn State posting six points and grabbing eight rebounds on the year while logging 3.8 minutes per contest.