Penn State basketball forward Lamar Stevens will be back next season as a junior.
The Nittany Lions program announced Stevens’ return in a press release on Monday.
Stevens averaged 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds last season. Stevens was also the NIT Most Outstanding Player as the Nittany Lions won the 2018 NIT championship. Stevens averaged 19.2 points per game during the NIT return, including 30 points in the quarterfinals.
“I’m committed to continuing my education and my collegiate playing career at Penn State,” Stevens said. “Several options were presented to me for my future and I reviewed them with my coaches and family, but I always felt strongly that staying in school was the best course of action.”
“Lamar had an excellent season and he stepped up as a leader for us throughout the year,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. “He got better and his experiences this year continued to build on a strong foundation. We’re already excited about next season and believe his contributions, both on and off the court, are going to be part of his legacy.”