Penn State isn't one of the Big Ten's basketball powerhouses, making the NCAA tournament just twice in this century.
But Patrick Chambers seems to be sending the program in a pretty positive direction, a direction that got much more exciting thanks to a big-time commitment Monday.
Tony Carr, a four-star point guard out of Philadelphia and the No. 53 overall player in the Class of 2016 per Rivals, announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions on Monday via Twitter, giving Chambers his highest-rated recruit ever and one of the program's highest-rated recruits in a long time.
— TC10 (@Tone10Carr) August 3, 2015
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Carr is a 6-foot-5 point guard currently attending Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia.
He picked Penn State over offers from Big Ten schools Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Maryland, as well as Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgetown, Memphis, Miami, Pittsburgh, Providence, SMU, St. John's, Stanford, VCU, Wichita State and Xavier.
Chambers is heading into his fifth season as the showrunner in State College. The team has improved its win total in each of the last two seasons. Last season, the Lions won 18 games, just the third time that's happened in the past 14 seasons.