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Stevens named Big Ten first team

From Mirror reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was selected as a member of the All-Big Ten Conference first team by the league’s coaches and media as announced on Monday.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, continues to make history, now as only the second Nittany Lion to earn All-Big Ten first-team accolades twice.

“Lamar Stevens will be remembered for not only what he has done on the court, but he’ll leave a legacy at Penn State that goes beyond any of those accomplishments,” PSU ccoach Patrick Chambers said. “His loyalty, commitment and leadership will leave a lasting impact on our program for years to come.”

For the second-straight season, Stevens finished in the Big Ten’s top 10 for both scoring and rebounding, he finished the regular season fourth in scoring (18.0 ppg) in conference games and 10th in rebounding (6.7 rbg).

He currently stands second on Penn State’s all-time scoring list with 2,207 career points and is one of only two Nittany Lions who amassed 2,000 career points and 800 career rebounds.

Stevens has scored at least 500 points in each of the last three seasons, one of only two Nittany Lions with that achievement. He has started every game in his Penn State career, and now holds the Nittany Lion record with 135 consecutive starts, a career starting streak that is second in the nation. He holds spots on numerous Penn State top-10 lists and

Other Nittany Lions recognized on Monday included junior forward John Harrar, junior guard Jamari Wheeler and sophomore guard Myreon Jones.

Wheeler earned a spot on the coaches’ All-Defensive Team, the fourth Nittany Lion to receive such recognition. He was the Big Ten’s leader in steals with 48 and steals per game (1.5) this year.

Jones, was named an honorable mention by members of the Big Ten Conference media contingent. He averaged above 14.0 points per game and led the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage for most of the season. Harrar was selected the 2020 Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award winner for Penn State.

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