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Penn State basketball transfer portal: Another massive grab for the Nittany Lions

Penn State basketball transfer portal class got much better today.



Penn State basketball, Qudus Wahab
Feb 8, 2023; Providence, Rhode Island, USA; Georgetown Hoyas center Qudus Wahab (34) works against Providence Friars forward Ed Croswell (5) during the first half at Amica Mutual Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Rhoades continued to work his recruiting magic on Thursday afternoon by adding another huge addition to the Penn State basketball transfer portal class. Qudus Wahab, a massive center from Georgetown, is the latest addition to the Nittany Lion’s revamped roster. This acquisition is a major win for Penn State basketball, and Wahab is expected to play a crucial role in the team’s future success.

Penn State basketball lands another huge transfer portal pickup: Qudus Wahab

Qudus Wahab, a top-25 center in the 2019 high school recruiting class, has joined Penn State basketball from the Georgetown Hoyas, where he played for three of the past four seasons (with a single season at Maryland in-between).

Standing at 6-foot-11 and weighing 245 pounds, Wahab is the dominant big man that Penn State basketball needs from the transfer portal. In his most recent season with Georgetown, Wahab boasted an impressive shooting percentage of over 51% from the floor, averaging 9.6 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Wahab’s experience and commanding presence on the court are highly valuable for the upcoming Penn State basketball roster as the team looks to rebuild following the Micah Shrewsberry era.

As a recruit, Qudus Wahab received a four-star rating from 247 Sports, who ranked him as the No. 124 recruit nationally, No. 25 center in the nation, and No. 7 recruit in the state of Virginia. With Wahab joining the Nittany Lions, it is great news for the Penn State basketball program, and Mike Rhoades continues to impress the nation, only months into his tenure in State College.

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Chris Mangum is currently a Penn State student and serves as a writer and editor covering Big Ten athletics. He has served as a beat writer, online reporter, print reporter, and more over the past few years of his career. He currently serves as the managing editor for Basic Blues Nation and others.