Penn State Basketball

Class of 2017 forward John Harrar commits to Penn State basketball

The Penn State men’s basketball team added a power forward to its Class of 2017 on Sunday night.

Strath Haven’s John Harrar announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions on Twitter. The 6-foot-8 forward had committed to play football at Army before reversing course and also reportedly had a basketball offer from Connecticut.

“Excited to announce my commitment to Penn State,” he wrote on Twitter.

Harrar was a standout tight end and defensive end, and he earned second-team all-state honors in Class 5A basketball this season. Neither Rivals nor Scout had him rated as a basketball prospect, however.

The Pennsylania native was named the Central League MVP this past season, averaging 19.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, according to Pa Prep Live.