According to sources close to the situation, the 6-7, 220-pound Pena, who spent last season at St. Thomas More (Conn.) under Jere Quinn, will announce he is committing to Villanova on Thursday.
Pena missed some time last season due to an injury, but when he did play, he silenced critics that questioned his work ethic. He also displayed a game that was much more than what he showcased at Lincoln when he was forced to play in the middle the majority of the time.
``When I was younger, I got labeled as lazy," Pena said. "I didn't have good work ethic and I don't want that."
``I felt that I showed people this past season that I can step out and play the three," he added. "I thought I could have still done better, but I was happy with my progress at St. Thomas More."
Pena will make the announcement at the Playaz Ball on Thursday while playing with the Juice All-Stars.