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Former Georgetown Center Qudus Wahab Commits To Penn State Hoops

Mike Rhoades is building his team, folks.

With Rhoades’ second commitment in as many days, 6’11” Georgetown center Qudus Wahab announced his transfer to Penn State men’s basketball on Thursday afternoon, per his Instagram page.

Wahab will arrive in Happy Valley with one year of eligibility remaining.

A four-star prospect in the Class of 2019, Wahab committed to Georgetown over 20 offers from schools including VCU, Rutgers, Ohio State, Miami, Louisville, and Virginia Tech.

Wahab appeared in 32 games as a freshman at Georgetown and registered seven starts along with 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. The rookie scored 10 points in five separate outings and ranked third on the team in rebounds per game.

As a sophomore, Wahab was a critical piece in the Hoyas’ Big East Tournament Championship run and solidified a stout position in the starting lineup. He started in 25 of 26 games and shot 59.1% from the field at a 12.7 point-per-game clip. The center recorded eight double-doubles throughout the season, including one in the Big East conference championship game against Creighton.

Wahab opted to transfer to Maryland for his junior season and immediately fell into a starting role in College Park. The 6’11” big man averaged 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds through 31 starts. Wahab and the Terrapins took down Penn State in Micah Shrewsberry’s opening campaign 67-61 in February 2022.

The following season, Wahab recommitted to Georgetown and left Maryland after a lone campaign. In the Hoyas’ 7-25 season, Wahab tallied 9.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game en route to a first-round exit in the Big East Tournament.

Wahab’s commitment to Rhoades comes just one day after the announcement of UNC forward Puff Johnson’s transfer and behind the commitments of Zach Hicks, Nick Kern, and Ace Baldwin Jr. Nittany Lions Kanye Clary and Jameel Brown also announced their intent to remain with the program through Rhoades’ first year in Happy Valley.

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