Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry has struck again, adding another big — literally — name to his already strong 2022 recruiting class.
2022 three-star center Demetrius Lilley from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania committed to the Nittany Lions Friday afternoon, Ari Rosenfeld of Elite High School Scouting reported. Lilley (6-foot-10, 230 pounds) gives the Lions’ ninth-ranked 2022 class, according to 247Sports, its fifth recruit so far.
2022 Lower Merion (PA) PF/C Demetrius Lilley has committed to Penn State. Gives the Nittany Lions a skilled big with the ability to space the floor + make decisions with the ball in his hands. Has made great conditioning strides throughout HS. Defense will be 🔑 to success in B1G pic.twitter.com/80o2X03q05
— Ari Rosenfeld (@ARosenfeldHoops) September 24, 2021
Rosenfeld broke down Lilley’s strengths, giving Penn State a floor-spacing big man with some outside shooting and defensive versatility. In the district championship game earlier this year, Lilley flashed his potential with a 31 point showing — hitting three 3-pointers in the process.
Lilley picked Penn State over a handful of other colleges like Bryant, East Carolina, La Salle, Saint Joesph’s and Texas A&M.
With four-star center Kebba Njie already committed to Penn State’s 2022 class, Lilley adds another big man to give the Nittany Lions some size and versatility in the future.
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