Pat Chambers has landed the most important recruit of his tenure at Penn State, as Tony Carr announced on Monday that he has committed to Penn State. His other finalists were Maryland, SMU, Providence and Temple.
Carr, the No. 53 prospect in the Class of 2016 according to Rivals, is the highest-ranked recruit to commit to the Nittany Lions since recruiting rankings became a big deal. A native of Philadelphia, the 6-foot-4 product of Roman Catholic HS and Team Final becomes the fourth Rivals top 150 recruit to commit to Penn State in the last two recruiting classes.
Carr joins Nazeer Bostick, a three-star shooting guard and Roman Catholic teammate, and power forward Joe Hampton, the No. 126 player in 2016, in Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class. The Nittany Lions also landed Mike Watkins and Josh Reaves in the Class of 2015. Another Philly native and product of Team Final, Shep Garner, was on Penn State’s roster this season.
This was a big get for Chambers, as Carr is talented enough to step in and, potentially, start at the point from his first day on campus. He’s a natural point guard that has continued to grow throughout his high school career. His jumper needs polish, but he’s a smooth athlete with a knack for getting into the lane and finishing.