Penn State — a program built on a foundation of Philly products — is amped to face friends when Temple visits the Bryce Jordan Center tonight.
“I don’t think we’re going to have to get these guys up to play Temple,” Nits coach Pat Chambers said. And he’s probably right.
Penn State forward Lamar Stevens said he was excited when he found out they’d be playing the Owls. Stevens — one of four Penn State players from Roman Catholic High School in Center City — is plenty familiar with Temple’s roster.
Stevens played alongside Owls guard Shizz Alston (above) at the Haverford School on the Main Line before transferring to Roman Catholic for his senior season, where he met up with Tony Carr and Nazeer Bostick. In 2015, Stevens was a second-team all-state selection at Haverford while Alston earned Gatorade Pennsylvania State Player of the Year honors: