Cherry visited Cornell earlier in September, but only committed following his visit to Penn last weekend. Wofford, Murray St., Western Kentucky, Princeton, and Bucknell were among others involved in his recruitment.
Ranked as the No. 32 overall prospect in Mississippi by Hoop Scoop Online, Cherry posted 11.6 points per game his junior year as Meridian's second leading scorer. He was named Honorable Mention All-State by the Clarion Ledger. His teammate, Rodney Hood, is ranked No. 2 in Mississippi by Hoop Scoop Online and by Rivals.com as the No. 21 overall player in the U.S. (No. 49 overall by Scout.com)
Cherry plays AAU basketball for the Southern Phenoms program.