Report: Former Penn State star lands multi-year deal with NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers
Former Penn State star Lamar Stevens is reportedly signing a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Charania reported the news regarding Stevens on Wednesday afternoon. Stevens was not selected in the 2020 NBA Draft but was picked up by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent.
Stevens has played in 37 games for the Cavaliers this year, logging 13.1 minutes per game. He’s also averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 45.2% from the floor and over 71% from the free throw line as a rookie.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 14, 2021
In his first season in the NBA, Stevens has scored in double-figures three times and registered his first career double-double at the professional level in a 116-110 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. He scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the game. Both are career highs.
Stevens was a star at Penn State and had a magnificent year during the 2019-20 season. He averaged 17.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while the Nittany Lions ended the year with a 21-10 record and an 11-9 mark in B1G play.
Penn State was undoubtedly headed to the NCAA Tournament but it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifics regarding Stevens’ multi-year deal with the Cavs were not included in the report.