Lamar Stevens Named Big Ten Player of the Week

By Craig Fritz on February 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Penn State Forward Lamar Steven Big Ten Conference Player of the Week
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The good vibes for Penn State Basketball kept coming on Monday afternoon, as senior forward Lamar Stevens was named Player of the Week in the Big Ten. 

It was a monster week for Stevens and an even bigger week for his team. The power forward dropped 24 points and picked up 7 rebounds in East Lansing to help Penn State secure just its second-ever win at the Breslin Center. Then on Saturday, in front of the first sell-out crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center since 2011, Stevens took control of the Nittany Lions' contest against Minnesota and put down a career-high 33 points and another 7 boards. It's the second weekly honor for Stevens this season after he was named POW on Dec. 16.

Stevens is now just 75 and 150 points away from passing legends Jesse Arnelle and Talor Battle, respectively, on Penn State's all-time scoring list. If his numbers hold for the rest of the year, he'll likely become the program's all-time leader in scoring. 

Eighteen wins, a top-15 ranking, and two player-of-the-week honors? It's good to be Lamar Stevens right now.

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