The only surprising thing about former Penn State basketball signee Braeden Shrewsberry following his father to Notre Dame was that it took this long.
But the inevitable has finally happened more week after Braeden’s dad, Micah, accepted the Notre Dame head-coaching job.
Micah Shrewsberry, of course, was Penn State’s head coach for two seasons, and led the program to one of its best years ever this past campaign.
Micah is the one who made the announcement, doing so at his introductory press conference.
BREAKING: Former Penn State Signee Braeden Shrewsberry (Son of ND MBB HC Micah Shrewsberry) will come and play for Notre Dame, his father announced during his introductory press conference – pic.twitter.com/HGib6FvXOx
— The Irish Tribune (@TheIrishTribune) March 30, 2023
Under the elder Shrewsberry, Penn State made its first NCAA Tournament and Big Ten championship game appearances since 2011 and won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2001. Days after Penn State’s season-ending loss to Texas in the Round of 32, Micah Shrewsberry was gone. The night after Shrewsberry agreed to go to Notre Dame, word got out that Penn State’s top-rated 2023 signee, Carey Booth, was requesting his release from his letter of intent. Another singer, three-star Logan Imes, did the same five days later.
The difference between the other two singees and Braeden Shrewsberry is that the Booth and Imes could come back to Penn State if they wanted, and Imes told Nittany Sports Now the day he requested his release that he was still “strongly considering” Penn State.
Braeden Shrewsberry came to State College after his dad got the job prior to the 2021 season. He played his last two years of high school basketball at State College High, making it to the state tournament in both seasons. This past year, State College made it to the quarterfinal round.
Shrewsberry was the first player to commit to Penn State’s 2023 Class, doing so in November 2021.
He’s now the last of the three signees to be released from his LOI, and will be playing elsewhere.