Amani Hansberry, a Class of 2023 four-star basketball recruit out of Washington, DC, has narrowed his school choice down to five and Penn State is on his wish list.
2023 four-star big man Amani Hansberry is down to five schools, he tells @On3Recruits.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) August 3, 2022
Penn State is in the running along with Auburn, Illinois, Miami, and Virginia Tech for the 6-foot-8, 225- pound power forward out of Mount St. Joseph High School.
Hansberry is the No. 3 player in Washington, DC, the No. 28 power forward, and the No. 140 player in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings. He has also played on the Team Durant AAU team for the past two seasons.
Hansberry was a standout performer at the Nike Elite Level Basketball League Peach Jam last month, putting up big time stats. He averaged 17.0 points and 11.2 rebounds on 46 percent shooting as he helped team Durant to the semi-finals of the tournament.
Hansberry stood out among the scouts as one of the best small ball fives in the tournament. Scouts love his footwork, his good hands, and has a high basketball I.Q., which compensates for not having elite size and athleticism for the position. Hansberry is crafty of offense, especially around the basket. He has a strong mid-range game and is an excellent passing big man. He is a high-volume rebounder that uses his strength and positioning to gather 50-50 balls.
If Hansberry were to commit, he would join Logan Ines and Braden Shrewsberry in the Class of 2023 and would be their first big man.