Penn State's growing presence in Philly

Penn State landed two commitments last week -- the first from 2015 big man Mike Watkins (Philadelphia/Imhotep Charter) and the second from 2014 guard Shep Garner (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic) -- as Nittany Lions head coach Pat Chambers continues to demonstrate his program’s growing presence in Philly.

Chambers is a Philadelphia guy, having played at Philadelphia University and then coached under Jay Wright at Villanova. He relied on those local ties even when recruiting at Boston University and has brought a similar approach to University Park.