Penn State Basketball: 2023 Guard Braeden Shrewsberry Commits to Nittany Lions

By Vincent Lungaro on November 24, 2021 at 12:17 pm
Twitter: @BraedenShrews
Twitter: @BraedenShrews

Penn State picked up its first commitment of the 2023 recruiting cycle from a very familiar prospect and name.

The Nittany Lions earned a pledge from three-star shooting guard Braeden Shrewsberry, son of Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry. 

Braeden received his official offer from Penn State back in September and has now decided to commit to joining his father in Happy Valley. 

He made the switch to State College Area High School from West Lafayette High School once his father took the Penn State job last spring. He also played for Indiana Elite, which was the same AAU team of Nittany Lions 2022 commit Evan Mahaffey.

During his time at West Lafayette, he set a school record for points in a game in December of 2020. He dropped 42 points on 14-of-24 shooting, including 7-of-16 from the 3-point range. He broke the previous record of 39 points, set all the way back in 1989. 

Shrewsberry held other offers from George Washington, Saint Joseph's and Xavier.  

Listed at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, he is the No. 42-ranked shooting guard and No. 220-ranked overall player in the 2023 class, per 247Sports. He is also the No. 8-ranked player in Pennsylvania. 

Braeden is commitment number one in a 2023 class that features some high-profile targets. With the work he did in putting together a top-25 2022 class with a shortened recruiting window, it'll be exciting to see what Micah Shrewsberry can do with the '23 class now that he has a full recruiting cycle to work with.


  • Class: 2023
  • Size: 6'2/170
  • Pos: Shooting Guard
  • School: State College Area High School (State College, PA)
  • 247 Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: No. 42 shooting guard (No. 220 overall)