Jameel Brown, ladies and gentlemen!
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
High School: The Haverford School
Weight: 190 pounds
Ranking: ★★★★ (247 Composite)
Notable Offers: Purdue, Auburn, Marquette, Xavier, Temple, Minnesota
Jameel originally committed to Purdue last December, with Micah Shrewsberry being the point man in his recruitment. Upon Shrews’ departure to Happy Valley however, he de-committed from the Boilers, citing the current PSU head coach as the reason for his re-opening of his recruitment. It didn’t take being a detective to read the tea leaves on this one and figure out that sooner or later, Jameel was going to choose to become a Nittany Lion.
When Pat Chambers was forced out as head coach, the PSU fanbase became deeply concerned about whether that Philly pipeline he had painstakingly built over his nearly decade-long tenure would crumble overnight. With Jameel’s commitment, it’s safe to say that Coach Shrews has assuaged those fears.
Jameel’s dual-threat ability to slash to the hoop and shoot it from downtown is reminiscent of Myreon Jones. As a combo guard, he also has the ability to run the point if necessary. No doubt, this is a huge get for the new coaching staff and he is a player you should expect to hear plenty about from the moment he steps on campus.
Welcome to Penn State, Jameel!