Hoops: Four-Star 2022 Guard Jameel Brown Commits to Penn State

By Matthew Filipovits on August 23, 2021 at 1:22 pm
Penn State basketball commit Jameel Brown

Penn State hoops has landed the biggest recruit of the Micah Shrewsberry era, with four-star combo-guard Jameel Brown committing to Penn State.

A Philadelphia native, Brown originally committed to Purdue in December before decommitting following Micah Shrewsberry's departure and subsequent hire at Penn State. Shrewsberry was Brown's lead recruiter at Purdue so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise.

The Brown File

  • Class: 2022
  • Size: 6'4/190
  • Pos: Guard
  • School: Haverford School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: No. 17 CG, No. 107 overall

Aside from the Boilermakers, Brown held offers from Temple, Xavier, Marquette, Auburn, and Minnesota, as well as more than a few mid-majors.

Brown is a good shooter who's unafraid to pull up from anywhere on the right side of the halfcourt. He's got a quick release that admittedly is a bit funky but he does a great job recognizing when he has enough room to get a shot off. At 6'4, he's big enough to take the ball into the paint and convert against bigger defenders. He's got great body control for a player his age and knows how to play through contact.

247Sports' Jerry Meyer had this to say about the guard:

"Quality length and strength for a combo guard who is capable of playing the one through the three. Not a vertical athlete put a power based athlete who also has a quick burst. Solid shooter from deep but shoots with a low trajectory that can lead to missing short. Has touch and craftiness going to the basket. Functional ball handler who can attack with either hand and utilizes changes of speed. Finds teammates off the dribble. Plays with composure and is ready to make the long pass and the well timed pass. Rebounds with strength and has strong hands. Has great potential as a defender because of his versatility, instinct, quick burst and sure hands."

With a 247Sports Composite score of .9390, he's the third-highest recruit in program history behind Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens. Penn State's 2022 recruiting class now sits at three members and ranks No. 16 in the country.