If you can get Reid Travis and Cam Johnson, then sure. If Lamar Stevens was able to grad transfer and decided to do so, then he would be highly coveted for a variety of reasons. Look at who is getting the impact grad transfers as well, it’s Kentucky, UNC, Villanova, Arizona, etc. It’s not Penn State.
If you can’t get one of the impact grad transfers, you end up with Allen Roberts, Ty Lazenby (who btw was a JUCO transfer who got redshirted this year after barely playing last season), or Mark Alstork. Players who are nothing more than bench players and don’t improve your team all that much. Sure, you could find a gem, but players who are 3-4 seasons into their college careers are not getting that much better. If you want to actually improve the team long term, try to find a DJ Newbill, he’s way more valuable and can be molded into a program player.
This is probably accurate, and Cremo probably shouldn’t be described as an impact grad transfer either. He was a rotation player for Villanova in a year where they needed some experience from a player like Cremo to carry their youth after they lost all those players to the NBA. He’s played < 50% of available minutes and been an average shooter all year, that’s also in a worse conference in the Big East.
I can’t imagine him having much of a positive impact on Penn State, though it would’ve been nice to have a player like Cremo with an established reputation as a shooter in the team. Could have helped our spacing at times, but I’m probably over exaggerating his effect, and if he was only a spot up 35% 3-point shooter with minus defense, he’s not going to be really valuable to winning basketball. You have to think his defensive issues would’ve been even more exposed in the Big Ten than they were in the Big East as well.