For the first time ever, Penn State basketball could have two players selected in the NBA Draft.
14 Penn State players have been selected before, the most recent being Tony Carr, who went to the New Orleans Pelicans in the second round of the 2018 draft.
Pickett had one of the best seasons in Penn State history this past year and was the heart and soul of a squad that made it to the NCAA Tournament and Big Ten Championship Game for the first time since 2011 and won its first tournament game since 2011.
The Sienna transfer was one of the best players in college basketball in 2022-23, ending the season as Penn State’s leader in points (17.7 PPG), rebounds (7.4 RPG) and assists (6.6 APG). His 6.6 assists per game were good for fifth in the nation, and he ended the season as Penn State’s first All-American since the Eisenhower Administration.
Lundy was a mainstay for Penn State basketball over what was a three-year rollercoaster. In Lundy’s freshman season, Penn State would have made it to the NCAA Tournament if COVID-19 didn’t take over the world. Stayed with the program through Pat Chambers’ ugly resignation, interim coach Jim Ferry’s brief run amid the pandemic and Micah Shrewsberry’s hiring. Along the way, Lundy became one of the Big Ten’s best two way players, ending his career with 1,283 points and being Penn State’s best lockdown defender. Lundy declared for the Draft in late March.
Both Pickett and Lundy are projected to be selected in an ESPN Mock Draft.
The NBA Draft is two rounds a one-night event that will air tonight on ESPN. Here’s more information on how to watch.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York