PSU lands hoops recruit

Four-star rising junior forward Joe Hampton gave a verbal commitment to Patrick Chambers’ Penn State men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon.

Hampton also had scholarship offers from DePaul and Xavier but had been receiving attention from colleges like Georgetown, Maryland, Miami and Rutgers, as well.

A bruising prospect at 6-foot-6 and around 250 pounds, Hampton averaged 11.9 points last season for DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., as the Stags went 29-6. He transferred to Oak Hill Academy earlier this summer.

Hampton is rated as the No. 60 prospect in the 2016 recruiting class by