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West Virginia’s Erik Stevenson to Play for San Antonio in Summer League

Erik Stevenson and Bob Huggins.

West Virginia guard Erik Stevenson has officially committed to play for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Summer League following the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night, in hopes of competing for a two-way contract for the club.

While Stevenson was not one of the seven Big 12 Conference members to hear their names called on draft night, reports of his commitment broke on Friday night, within 24 hours of the last pick of the second round, according to a report from Bleacher Reports Chris Haynes.

 

Stevenson is competing to join a cast of two Mountaineers in the NBA, including New York guard Miles McBride, and Milwaukee guard Jevon Carter. While two active alumni in the NBA may not seem like much, the Mountaineers have a rich history in the NBA as Jerry West, the man in the NBA logo, was a product of Morgantown.

The 6-foot-4 guard was one of the most effective scores in the Big 12 Conference last season, and despite an early exit in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament, Stevenson stood out enough to earn a chance to compete for an NBA roster spot. Stevenson was a three-time transfer player who began his career at Wichita State, then spent a year at Washington, and another at South Carolina before eventually transferring to West Virginia. Stevenson earned Third-Team All-Big 12 honors in his final season of college basketball with the Mountaineers, leading the team in scoring with 15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game on 43% shooting from the field.

Stevenson finished off his college career with 1,709 career points (10.7 PPG.) on 37.9 percent shooting (584-of-1581), including 32.3 percent (270-of-836) from 3-point range, with 637 rebounds (4.0 RPG.), 373 assists (2.3 APG.), and 176 steals (1.1 SPG.) over 159 career games played (25.1) MPG.

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