Penn State’s Lamar Stevens declares for NBA Draft, could return
Penn State junior men’s basketball star Lamar Stevens will test the professional waters, announcing Tuesday he was declaring for the NBA Draft.
Stevens can opt to withdraw from the draft and return to Penn State by the NBA’s May 29 deadline.
A win-win situation for one of the best ever to wear the Blue and White jersey 🔵🦁⚪️We're beyond proud of everything Lamar Stevens (➡️@LamarStevens8) has done for Penn State #ClimbWithUs pic.twitter.com/TyzQRbtFN2
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) April 9, 2019
“Honestly, for me it’s a win-win,” Stevens said. “One way I go to play professionally. Two, I go back to a great school and really get to end my legacy how I really envision. And I really believe if I do come back, we’ll take this team to places it’s never been. And I think that that’s exciting either way.”
A 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward, Stevens averaged a team-high 19.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior. He was named to the All-Big Ten first team.