The NBA Draft process continues to change, and it’s particularly unique this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the delays in the NBA’s schedule. And one player going through this unique process right now is Penn State’s Lamar Stevens, who decided to join PBC’s recent breakdown of his chances for the 2020 NBA Draft. It’s certainly not something you would have seen in years past, but it’s worth a watch.
You can see the full breakdown here:
PBC 2020 NBA Draft Remote Film Room— Jon Chepkevich (@JonChep) June 6, 2020
Ep. 23: Lamar Stevens (@LamarStevens11)
6’8” | 225 lbs. | F | @PennStateMBB
: @dmurrayNBA @ProBBallCombine pic.twitter.com/oEJv3QCyys
Stevens played four seasons with the Nittany Lions and left campus as one of the program’s all-time statistical leaders. He played in 135 total games and averaged an impressive 19.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game during the 2019-’20 season. Stevens was a big part of getting Penn State on the verge of the NCAA Tournament this year before COVID-19 cut last season short.
And while Stevens isn’t regarded as an elite prospect in this year’s NBA Draft, he should get some consideration in the Second Round and for the Summer League. For those interested, SBNation’s Atlanta Hawks site recently did a detailed breakdown on Stevens. All told, it will be interesting to see what ends up happening for the Nittany Lion forward.