On June 3, 2021, Penn State kickstarted their 2022 basketball recruiting window. Electric point guard Kanye Clary announced his commitment to the program, giving fans plenty of reason for optimism. At 5’11, 180 lbs, he gives opposing defenses some real problems. As of right now, Clary plays for Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia.
Clay has the potential to be a star at the college level and go away beyond that. He talked with me about his commitment to the Nittany lions, what he will bring to PSU, and who he is recruiting to play basketball at Happy Valley.
Leader: You were very impressive last season stood out in touch games. What were your averages for the Colonels?
Kanye: I averaged 21.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.3 steals.
Leader: What made you commit to Penn State? What stood out the most?
Kanye: I love the culture the new coaching staff is building and just the overall school. I feel it’s a place I can thrive in.
Leader: What do you like about new coach Micah Shrewsberry?
Kanye: I like that he took a genuine interest in getting to know me and wanted to build a relationship with my parents as well.
Leader: What other players are you trying to lure to Penn State?
Kanye: Right now, I’ve been reaching out to AJ Brown a lot.
Leader: You have been continuing to be impressive this season. What were the stats from your best game?
Kanye: Against Beckley prep I had 30pts, 6 asts, 5 rebs, 2 stls and 1 TO.
Leader: What has the coaching staff explained to you will be the style of play? How does it fit your style?
Kanye: We’re going to get out and push the pace and play out of the ball screen. Both of those are a big part of my game.
Leader: Before your commitment what were your top three teams including Penn State?
Kanye: Penn state, James Madison and Old Dominion.
Leader: You have faced some real good prospects. Who has been your toughest?
Kanye: Brandon Murray.
Leader: How committed are you to Penn State?
Kanye: 100% can’t wait to be there.
Leader: What have Penn State fans got with Kanye Clary?
Kanye: A great leader, great player, winner, and fierce competitor.
Photo Credit: Kanye Clary’s Twitter