Penn State Nittany Lions: Basketball Recruiting

Penn State landed two commitments last week -- the first from 2015 big man Mike Watkins (Philadelphia/Imhotep Charter) and the second from 2014 guard Shep Garner (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic) -- as Nittany Lions head coach Pat Chambers continues to demonstrate his program’s growing presence in Philly.

Chambers is a Philadelphia guy, having played at Philadelphia University and then coached under Jay Wright at Villanova. He relied on those local ties even when recruiting at Boston University and has brought a similar approach to University Park.

PG Shep Garner picks Penn State

June, 15, 2013
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Class of 2014 point guard Shep Garner (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic) committed to Penn State on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Garner chose the Nittany Lions over Temple, LaSalle, Maryland and Rutgers, among others. He joins another lead guard, Isaiah Washington (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport), who committed to Penn State in April.

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