His strong play led to picking up new scholarship offers, and Tuesday morning the 5-foot-9 lead man accepted an offer to play for Travis Ford at Oklahoma State.
"There were other schools in the running and they were all saying the same thing, but it came down to it being the highest level," Penn said. "It's the Big 12. I'm a competitor and if I have a chance to play against the best of the best, then I want to do that."
"I think that number one that they wanted him and they appreciated his talent," Penn's AAU coach John Eurey said. "He wanted to play in the Big 12 and play in a high level conference where he can exhibit his skills at the highest level.
"I think he's intrigued with the fact that he has a chance to grow with coach Ford," he continued. "I think he has a chance to grow and I think coach Ford is going to let him play and let him do his thing."