B1G Media Day: Chambers, Reaves, and Stevens Head to Chicago

By Craig Fritz on October 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Penn State Head Basketball Coach Patrick Chambers

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Head Coach Patrick Chambers and star forwards senior Josh Reaves and junior Lamar Stevens headed to Chicago on Thursday for men's basketball Big Ten Media Days.

Penn State is coming off a season that boasted the second-most wins in program history, the most successful campaign of Chambers' careers, and an NIT championship, but also must replace 31 points per game following the graduation of Shep Garner and the jump to professional basketball by Tony Carr. Chambers got right to it with his opening statement. The NCAA Tournament is the expectation, and he expects the scoring lost by Garner and Carr to be filled by sophomore guard Jamari Wheeler, freshman guard Rasir Bolton, and freshman wing Myles Dread.

Later the trio sat down with Dave Revsine of BTN, and again the conversation started immediately with making the NCAA tournament. With one of the best front courts in the conference returning with Reaves, Stevens, and Mike Watkins, Chambers will need his young guards to take care of the basketball, distribute, and defend.

Penn State took their own crew to Chicago as well, and posted individual interviews with all three.

  • Chambers

  • Reaves

  • Stevens

Penn State tips off its regular season at home against North Florida on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Lions will play two exhibition games in advance of the season against high-profile opponents. They'll meet Temple in Harrisburg at an undisclosed date and time, and also play at West Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 3 in an exhibition to raise money for hurricane relief.