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PSU’s Lamar Stevens to take part in virtual NBA combine

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Penn State star Lamar Stevens will be one of 60 players to take part in the virtual NBA combine, which began Monday and will run over the next couple of weeks.

The NBA draft is scheduled for Nov. 18, and Stevens has a good shot of getting selected after a stellar four-year career with the Nittany Lions. He’s projected to be a late second-round pick, with the major question about him being his outside shot.

The virtual combine will give NBA teams a chance to get to know the players through video, as opposed to seeing them in person. Players will answer 10 questions in a video that will be distributed to all NBA teams, then teams can interview players directly by video beginning next week.

From the NBA:

“NBA Draft Combine 2020 will give players the opportunity to participate in league and team interviews, both conducted via videoconference from Sept. 28 through Oct. 16. Players will also take part in an individual on-court program consisting of strength and agility testing, anthropometric measurements, shooting drills and a ‘Pro Day’ video, all conducted in October at the NBA team facility nearest to a player’s home or interim residence. Medical testing and examinations will be performed by NBA-affiliated physicians in the same market.”

Stevens finished his college career with 2,207 points, averaging 16.3 per contest. He’s second on PSU’s career scoring list, only six points behind Talor Battle’s record of 2,213. Stevens would have broken that record had the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament not been canceled this year.

Stevens averaged 19.9 points and 7.7 rebounds as a junior, then averaged 17.6 points and 6.9 rebounds as a senior in helping PSU become a lock to earn an NCAA Tournament bid. The tournament, however, was canceled before Selection Sunday.

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This is the list of players invited to take part in the virtual NBA combine.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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