We usually don't write about individual offers extended by Penn State basketball here at BSD. Pat Chambers and his staff tend to do their due diligence, and keeping up in that fashion is a losing battle. In the 2016 cycle alone, they've offered at least 25 recruits per Lions 247 - if we wrote about every single one, well, let's just say nobody around here has the time.
But once in a while there's an offer that's worth writing about, and I think this qualifies, even if the recruit won't be enrolling until 2018 - Drew Friberg, a soon-to-be sophomore at State College High, conveniently located 2.6 miles from the Bryce Jordan Center, received his first scholarship offer from Penn State this afternoon:
Honored and blessed to have received my first offer from Penn State University!! ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/iocWYtJ5Jn— Drew Friberg (@drewfriberg) July 31, 2015
A 6'5" wing with range, Friberg was named to PennLive's Big 15 Future's team as a freshman at State High, averaging 12.1 ppg for the Little Lions. Here's Friberg's highlight reel, courtesy his Hudl page:
There's quite a long time to go until Friberg has to make his college decision, but should he end up down the road he'd be the first Penn State player from State High since - you guessed it - Taran Buie!
(I checked my trusty 2013 media guide and couldn't find any record of another scholarship player from State High. If any of our older I MEAN more historically inclined readers can point to another State High alum, please let us know in the comments).