Penn State basketball picks up two commitments in Class of 2017
The latest addition happened Sunday evening when Strath Haven power forward John Harrar announced his commitment to Penn State on Twitter.
Excited to announce my commitment to Penn State [?][?][?] pic.twitter.com/NPDmQjc9Me
— John Harrar (@jharrar18) April 30, 2017
Harrar is a 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward who is unranked. Harrar is a former Army West Point commit and was rated as a two-star tight end by 247Sports. The offer from the Nittany Lions came on April 19, and Harrar had also added an offer from Connecticut earlier this weekend, according to Verbal Commits. His only other basketball offer was from Rider. He had been playing for Philly Pride on the AAU circuit during the April live period.
Here’s Harrar’s basketball highlights:
Harrar’s commitment from Delaware County’s Strath Haven continues to give the Nittany Lions a distinct Southeastern Pennsylvania flavor. He would join six other players from the Philadelphia area on the roster. You can read more about Chambers’ efforts to recruit Philly here:
Earlier this weekend, Penn State had reeled in a commitment from Rock School (Fla.) point guard Jamari Wheeler.
I am blessed to say I have committed to penn state university[?] [?][?][?] ! pic.twitter.com/AAS0jSXYQQ
— jamari wheeler (@jamariwheeler5) April 28, 2017
Wheeler is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and picked the Nittany Lions from a group of offers that included Auburn, Nebraska, Seton Hall, South Florida and Virginia Commonwealth.
Wheeler is a former Duquesne signee who received his release after coach Jim Ferry was fired in March.
Here’s some highlights of Wheeler:
15TH Annual Alex “A-ROD” Rodriguez Basketball Classic MVP Highlights: Jamari Wheeler
Penn State’s Class of 2017 has three members now as Harrar and Wheeler join Naples (Fla.) forward Trent Buttrick in the class.