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Penn State Basketball Gets Visits From Sir Mohammed, Shane Pendergrass

Penn State beat Indiana, 85-66, led by coach Micah Shrewsberry
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 09: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Micah Shrewsberry on the sidelines during the menÕs Big Ten tournament college basketball game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Minnesota Golden Gophers on March 9, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

Penn State basketball received visits from four-star recruits Sir Mohammed (2024) and Shane Pendergrass (2025) this past Sunday, basketball recruiting guru Andrew Slater of Cerebro Sports tweeted Sunday morning.

Mohammed is a standout at Myles Park High School in Charlotte. Pendergrass is from Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Maryland.

Mohammed is a 6-foot-6 forward. He has offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan, NC State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Villanova, in addition to Penn State. Pendergrass (6-foot-8), also plays his AAU basketball for DC Premier. Mohammed plays for Team Curry 16U. That operation is sponsored by Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.

Mohammed told 247 Sports this summer that the schools he had talked to the most at that point were Villanova, Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

He said the people he talked to the most on Penn State’s coaching staff were head coach Micah Shrewsberry and assistant coach Aki Collins.

“They like how I play,” Mohammed said, “how hard I play and stuff like that. They just always support me and tell me to keep getting better everyday.”

Mohammed’s father is a player that should be familiar to college basketball fans who followed the sport in the late 1990s. Nazar Mohammed won two national championships with Kentucky (1996, ‘98) and went on to play 18 NBA seasons. Today, the elder Mohammed is the general manager of the Oklahoma City Blue, which is the G League affiliate of the Thunder. Penn State doesn’t have any commits in Sir Mohammed’s 2024 Class yet.

But two of the three signees in Shrewsberry’s ‘23 Class are from notable basketball families. Four-star Carey Booth (Brewster Academy) is the son of Penn State great and current Denver Nuggets GM Calvin Booth. Shrewsberry’s son, Braeden, is also signed.

The current Penn State men’s basketball team is fighting for an NCAA Tournament bid. That being attained wouldn’t hurt Penn State’s recruiting efforts in the slightest.

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