Happy Valley Hoop Visitors

Coach Chambers and his staff have been focused on recruiting to build up the Penn State program in years to come. On Wednesday the staff landed it's first commitment, and they have also been hosting prospects. Get an update here.

Right out of the gate, in his first sit down interview, Pat Chambers started preaching the critical nature of recruiting to success. Chambers pulled in his first pledge, Akosa Maduegbunam, on Wednesday, a prospect he recruited at Boston University.

Chambers has also been working with his staff to introduce Happy Valley to other prospects. Here is a pair who took in visits to Penn State this week.

Devin Thomas, 6-foot-8, PF, Harrisburg, Pa.

Thomas, a Class of 2012 prospect who plays for Central Dauphin and Mid-Penn Motion, raised his stock at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in May qwith an impressive performance. Thomas took an unofficial visit to PSU this week.

Thomas is also expected to visit Temple and Drexel this week and is receiving interest from VCU, Clemson, James Madison and Wake Forest.

A lefty, Thomas is considered a strong rebounder and provides an offensive challenge for defenders. He averaged 21.4 points per game his junior season.

Devin Williams, 6-foot-6, PF, Cincinnati , OH

Williams, a Class of 2013 prospect who plays for Withrow and Ohio Basketball Club, also took an unofficial visit to Penn State this week. According to Scout National Basketball Analyst Evan Daniels, "I am hearing good things about him. I'll see him in July. He could be a guy that blows up."

Williams is known for his strong rebounding and impressive motor on the floor. Currently he has an offer from Illinois and is receving interest from programs like Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio State, West Virginia and Xavier.

Scout National Basketball Analyst Brian Snow provided the following assessment of Williams last week:

"A tough interior player, Williams proved to be a big time rebounder and someone with a good feel for how to play. He can score on the block with nice footwork, though he doesn't have a go-to move. Williams isn't a great athlete, but has a wide frame and is already very strong. He had several good games on his way to an impressive performance."

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