Donovon Jack Commits To Penn State

Penn State has picked up a verbal commitment from Reading power forward Donovon Jack, according to the Reading Eagle.

Jack had previously siged on with Ron Everhart at Duquesne, but was released from that obligation when the school fired Everhart in March. That opened the door for Penn State to scoop up the 2012 recruit, though the Eagle notes that Jack had received interest from over 20 other schools after leaving the Dukes.

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The 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward does not have a star rating from Rivals.com, but both Scout.com and ESPN.com rate Jack as a two-star prospect. ESPN gives him a scouts grade of 88. It also ranks him No. 51 at his position nationally and No. 9 overall in Pennsylvania while offering this scouting report:

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Jack is a tough and competitive lefty power forward that plays with great energy on both ends of the floor. Jack runs the floor and can catch and finish on the move very well. He scores on the block with drop steps and moves over his right shoulder.

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Jack's Scout profile lists him as having offers from a number of schools including Minnesota, Northwestern and Washington State. It's not clear, however, what schools' offers were still standing after his move from Duquesne late in this 2012 recruiting cycle.

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Expect Jack to compete for playing time in Penn State's frontcourt, which is losing Peter Alexis to transfer and Billy Oliver to retirement. He joins Brandon Taylor and Akosa Maduegbunam in the 2012 class.

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