Lamar Stevens Signs Two-Way Contract With Cleveland Cavaliers

By Matthew Filipovits on November 19, 2020 at 8:30 am
Feb 15, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions forward Lamar Stevens (11) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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After not hearing his name called in the 2020 NBA Draft, former Penn State forward Lamar Stevens has signed a two-way with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A four-star prospect in Penn State's heralded 2016 recruiting class, Stevens started all 135 games of his collegiate career, averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds over his four-year career. He earned All-Big Ten honors in both his junior and senior seasons and was a first-team selection by both the coaches and media in 2019.

He finished his career as Penn State's second all-time leading scorer and fourth all-time leading rebounder. He came up just seven points shy of the program scoring crown, a record he would own if the Big Ten tournament and NCAA tournament had not have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While he never officially made an NCAA Tournament, Stevens will go down as one of the best players in program history. The Nittany Lions went 76-59 with Stevens on the roster, one of the most successful four-year stretches in team history. The height of Stevens' career came during the Nittany Lion's NIT Title run in 2018 when the Philadelphia native was named tournament MVP.

He joins Josh Reaves as former Penn State players on NBA rosters.