Penn State basketball is in the top six of Sir Mohammed, a four-star Class of 2024 small forward from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As of today, in no particular order… My Top 6 schools are Virginia Tech, Stanford, Penn State, Marquette, Villanova and Oklahoma. @CoachJonesMPB @Sim_Frazier @TeamCurry @MyersPark_Hoops pic.twitter.com/eG6TrPhsaU
— Sir Mohammed (@thesirmohammed) March 21, 2023
Penn State is in the top six along with Marquette, Oklahoma, Stanford, Villanova and Virginia Tech.
Mohammed took his official visit to Penn State in late January, witnessing the team’s 83-61 win over Michigan at the Bryce Jordan Center.
He broke down each of his top six schools with On3Sports, and cited the relationship he’s built with Penn State’s coaching staff something that’s impressed him during his recruitment.
“The relationship made with the coach (Micah Shrewsberry and Coach Aki (Collins) and the rest of the staff has been amazing,” he said.
Penn State’s recruitment of Mohammed— and anybody else— could be complicated by Shrewsberry’s future.
Notre Dame is reported to be in talks with Shrewsberry, and this news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Shrewsberry led Penn State basketball to one of the best seasons it’s ever had this past year, leading the team to its first Big Ten Championship game appearance and NCAA Tournament berth since 2011. Penn State also won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2001. Penn State’s season ended this past Saturday with a 71-66 loss to Texas in the Round of 32.
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.