Penn State received a commitment from Elijah Hutchins-Everett, a 6-10, 225-pound center from Orange, N.J., who plays for Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. He’s a member of the high school class of 2021.
Desirous of an opportunity to compete at the highest level, Sessoms has decided to join a Nittany Lion club that was ranked in the top 25 most of the last season. He will redshirt a year have seasons of eligibility remaining.
When asked why he chose Penn State over Rutgers, Wichita State, Marquette, Clemson and 50 other suitors, Sessoms said “It’s a great school, degree from Penn State will be huge for a boy from the Bottom section of West Philly. And, the Penn State alumni family is huge, I look forward to becoming a part of the network. As far as basketball is concerned, I think it’s a nice fit. I can see myself growing as a player and person under Coach Chambers and the coaching staff. Most importantly after basketball, a degree from Penn state would be good for me for the rest of my life.”
One of the most entertaining and competitive players in college basketball, Sessoms will provide Chambers with yet another Philly guard with a chip on his shoulder. Expectations will be high and Sessoms will exceed them.
Penn State gets a really important commitment from DJ Gordon, a long SG with a rep as a tenacious defender.
“D.J. is one of the toughest players I’ve been around,” Team Final director Aaron Burt said. “He was injured all spring and summer and never complained. He competed like he was fighting for minutes every day.
“He’s super athletic, competitive and coachable. He has all the tools to be an elite defender and an explosive scorer. His toughness and passion is second to none.”