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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers added two guards to the class of 2018 as Rasir Bolton and Myles Dread have signed their national letters of intent to enroll at Penn State and play for the Nittany Lions.
"We are elated to welcome Myles and Rasir to the Penn State family," said Nittany Lion men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers. "Our staff's primary focus was on recruiting individuals who align with our vision for the Penn State basketball program. In both Myles and
Dread, a 6-4 guard from Burtonsville, Maryland, helped lead Gonzaga College High School to the Washington Post's number-one ranking in 2016-17. His junior season saw the Eagles win the 2017 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) and District of Columbia State Athletic Association titles as well as the Alhambra Catholic Invitation. It was Gonzaga's second-straight WCAC championship and Dread earned second-team accolades both years, as well as fourth-team All-Met honors in 2017.
As a junior, Dread averaged 10.4 points and 4.9 assists per game as Gonzaga posted a 32-5 record. He joined future teammates Lamar Stevens, Nazeer Bostick and Tony Carr on the 2015 DC Classic All-Tournament team and was a repeat selection when Gonzaga claimed the championship in 2016. Dread's outstanding performance at Junior Orange Bowl Classic in 2015 earned him a spot on the all-tournament first team as a sophomore as Gonzaga swept through the competition.
Basketballspotlight.com named Dread as its Class of 2018
"Myles has been a part of winning programs in his high school (Gonzaga) and AAU programs (Team Takeover) and we feel he will fit really well in our system," Chambers said. "He is a fierce competitor who is extremely skilled, which will allow him to play multiple positions. In addition to those characteristics, he has a great shooting stroke and high basketball I.Q. We became close to his family during the recruiting process and we are excited Myles and his family are now part of our Penn State family."
As a member of the Team Loaded Virginia team that won the 2017
An all-state and all-conference pick following his sophomore year where he had multiple 30-plus scoring games, Bolton has already eclipsed the 1,000-point scoring mark. The son of Ray and Chalonda, he plays for
"Rasir is an explosive point guard and an elite student who will bring energy and passion to the court and classroom," Chambers said. "His AAU program (Team Loaded) and high school (
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