NEPA Elite Coyle 17U boys team and Holy Redeemer High School alum Justice Shoats made a big impact off the bench for Lock Haven University men’s team in the opening weekend of his college basketball career.

Shoats scored 17 points in 25 minutes during Saturday’s 79-57 win over West Virginia Wesleyan, helping the Bald Eagles finish 2-0 at the Pitt-Johnstown Tipoff Classic.

The 5-foot-11 freshman guard made his college debut the previous night and had four points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the 66-63 win over Charleston.

Shoats had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals against West Virginia Wesleyan. He had 10 points during a 21-7 run late in the first half when Lock Haven overcame an eight-point deficit.


For a more complete rundown of Shoats’ weekend and details on NEPA Elite alum Claire Dougherty’s college debut, see the Alumni Report for all District 2 players in NCAA Division II basketball at: ALUMNI REPORT: D-II basketball – NEPA Sports Nation.