Lamar Stevens has earned an invitation to the NBA combine. Stevens was one of 105 players invited to the combine that has yet to announce a time, date, or location. It remains to be seen if the NBA can even pull off such a feat as the league continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic that brought Stevens' Nittany Lions career to an abrupt halt.
This is an example of the email players invited to the NBA Combine received. pic.twitter.com/0iz00QiY6H— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 27, 2020
Stevens joins Tony Carr as the only two players in school history to earn such an honor. As the Nittany Lions prepared for the Big Ten tournament, the season was canceled back in March, which led to wondering what could have been. March seems like a long time ago now, but the senior forward had just been named first-team All-Big Ten after an impressive career.
Stevens finished his Penn State career just six points shy of Talor Battle's all-time scoring mark. It was a tough way to see a career end, but as the page turns, here is to hoping that was just the beginning of a great professional career.
The Philadelphia native has appeared as a late second-round pick on a handful of mock drafts. If he does hear his name called, he would become the second Penn State hoops player drafted since 2000.