It was three years ago that Penn State landed their most heralded recruiting class in school history, headlined by a trio of high school stars from Roman Catholic high school in Philadelphia. On Friday afternoon Patrick Chambers revived the Roman pipeline and earned the commitment of four-star Cahillite wing Seth Lundy, who chose the Nittany Lions in front of a crowd of teammates and family at Roman Catholic. Lundy chose PSU over Louisville, Marquette, and Virginia Tech.
Decision Time! pic.twitter.com/qpoB1uCSBh
— Seth Lundy (@llseth23) October 5, 2018
Lundy, who took his official visit to Happy Valley for the Ohio State game, was always a natural target for Penn State. In addition to his impressive high school credentials - Roman returned to the Catholic League throne and won the PIAA state title in 2018 - Lundy suited up for Team Final in the summer and averaged 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on the Nike EYBL circuit. His strong play earned him offers from Florida, Georgetown and Ole Miss in addition to the other schools making up his top four. PSU lost two of its Team Final alums this offseason in Shep Garner and Tony Carr; they'll have another added to the roster in 2019-20.
The Lundy File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6'6, 195lbs
- Pos: SG/SF
- School: Roman Catholic / Philadelphia, PA
- AAU: Team Final (PA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 111th, 29th SF
About that roster - Penn State is technically now oversigned for the enrolling class of 2019, with four players committed to three open scholarships. That said, the senior class of 2020 is made up of two players who may well be playing their final year of college ball in 2019. Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins will play hoops beyond their Penn State days, and it's a safe bet one or both will make the same leap that Carr made this coming summer. Should they both depart, Penn State will have another open spot in the 2019 class.
Lundy will bring some much-needed star power to a Penn State program that has seen its recruiting take a bit of a dip since that historic 2016 class. He'll become their first composite four-star prep recruit since Carr and Stevens. Josh Reaves will be lost to graduation as well, setting up Lundy with a great chance to start from game one in Blue and White.
He's not quite the athlete or defensive stopper Reaves was from the get-go, but Lundy does bring a polished offensive game with the ability to score from all three levels. He played on the interior for Roman during his junior season, showcasing his toughness and willingness to mix it up in the paint at 6'6. He's also equipped with a smooth jumpshot and capable dribble drive game that should mesh well with fellow 2019 commits Patrick Kelly, Abdou Tsimbila and Justin McKoy, none of whom are expected to be ball-dominant players.