5-star hoops prospect out of PA, top big man nationally, sets commitment date
The top big man in the nation has officially set his commitment date. 5-star center Dereck Lively II is the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports composite.
Lively announced on his Twitter account that he’ll be making his decision on Sept. 20.
— Dereck Lively II (@dereckl41) September 17, 2021
Lively, a Pennsylvania native has included Michigan and Penn State in his list of finalists. The other finalists are Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, and USC.
Lively has a composite ranking of 0.9995. Lively currently attends Westtown High School and is from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Lively is listed at 7-foot-1, 220 pounds.
Michigan has two commitments so far for its 2022 recruiting class — 4-star point guard Dug McDaniel and 4-star center, Tarris Reed. Penn State has three commitments for its 2022 recruiting class: 3-star prospects Kanye Clary (point guard), Evan Mahaffey (small forward), and Jameel Brown (combo guard).
Penn State is in their first offseason with new coach Micah Shrewsberry.