Shep Garner Signs With Pistons' G-League Affiliate

By Matthew Filipovits on October 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Jan 12, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Shep Garner (33) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

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Former Nittany Lion shooting guard Shep Garner will get his chance to play professional basketball.

The Philadelphia native has signed with the Grand Rapids Drive, the G-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.

Garner started all 32 games for the Nittany Lions last season averaging 11.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He joins former teammate Tony Carr, who was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans but will play in Italy next season, as members of last season's NIT Championship team to play professionally. 

Garner was the player who opened up the pipeline from Roman Catholic High School to Penn State that Pat Chambers has been able to take advantage of. Roman Catholic's Seth Lundy committed to Penn State just last week.