Micah Shrewsberry has hit the transfer market hard this offseason, landing a handful of transfers since taking over the Penn State basketball program. He had yet to secure a commitment from a high school recruit until Thursday when 2022 point guard Kanye Clary made the call for Penn State.
AFTER A GREAT VISIT AT PENN STATE WITH @Coach_Shrews , @CoachAk40 AND STAFF, IM GLAD TO SAY IM COMMITTED TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY!! #WeAre #AGTG@pennstatembb@legionofbluePSU@NittanyLion pic.twitter.com/vr76HPYIdb— Kanye Clary (@Kanyeclary) June 3, 2021
A Virginia native, Clary currently attends Massanutten Military Academy, the same high school that produced former Naismith College Player of the Year award winner Frank Mason and Penn State football great Jack Ham.
Clary has offers from a lot of programs in the Northern Virginia area, including James Madison University and Old Dominion. He also holds an offer from Texas A&M, which was his only Power Conference offer before the Nittany Lions came calling in April. Clary was on campus earlier this week, allowing Shrewsberry and Co. to close the deal.
The Clary File
- Class: 2022
- Size: 5'10/170
- Pos: PG
- School: Massanutten Military Academy (Woodstock, VA)
- Composite Rating: N/A
- Composite Rank: N/A
At just 5'10, Clary is a point guard through and through. He's a pesky defender and has a nice stroke when shooting outside. While not the strongest guy on the court, he's got good vision and is able to create space for himself to get a bucket. Shrewsberry has worked with smaller guards throughout his entire coaching career - most notably Isaiah Thomas. If the coaching staff is able to surround Clary with strong talent, he could be a great floor general and a multi-year starter at the Big Ten level.
Clary is commit No. 1 for Micah Shrewsberry in the 2022 recruiting class. The staff will have a lot more visitors to campus in the next few weeks, so Clary could be the start of a solid recruiting run for the new regime.