Seth Lundy Drafted No. 46 Overall By Atlanta Hawks

History made.

For the first time in program history, two Nittany Lions were selected in the same NBA Draft.

Penn State men’s basketball alum and small forward Seth Lundy was selected by the Altanta Hawks in the second round with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Lundy will join fellow Nittany Lion Jalen Pickett in the NBA following his No. 32 selection earlier in the 2023 Draft.

The 6’6″, 195-pound Paulsboro, New Jersey, native, Lundy was recruited by former Penn State hoops head coach Pat Chambers out of Roman Catholic High School. The small forward boasted three stars as a prospect and was ranked as the No. 8 recruit out of Pennsylvania within the Class of 2019, according to 247Sports.

In his freshman year in Happy Valley, Lundy earned 15 starts through 31 appearances and recorded an average of 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 39.4% from three. The Nittany Lions produced their first 20-win season since 2009 but missed out on the NCAA Tournament due to COVID-19 during Lundy’s debut season.

Following the departures of Chambers and Lamar Stevens in the midst of the 2020-21 season, sophomore Lundy proved to be a veteran on the Nittany Lions’ roster. Proving just that, Lundy jumped to an average of 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game under interim head coach Jim Ferry. Lundy’s second go around in Happy Valley was highlighted by two 30-plus-point games and his first career double-double.

The following season after the hiring of a new Penn State hoops head coach, a transfer portal entry, and pulling out of the portal, Lundy began his third season under Micah Shrewsberry alongside teammates John Harrar, Myles Dread, Sam Sessoms, Jalen Pickett, and more.

Lundy and the group manufactured a 14-17 season record under the first-year head coach, but Lundy’s numbers only continued to rise. The junior registered 32.3 minutes per game along with 11.9 points per game and a 39.5% clip from the field.

In his fourth season in the blue and white, Lundy helped lift the Nittany Lions to its second 20-plus-win season in three years, a Big Ten Tournament Championship appearance, and its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2011. The New Jersey native contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds in Penn State’s two March Madness appearances against Texas A&M and Texas.

Throughout the regular season, Lundy started in 36 games and averaged over 30 minutes on the hardwood per outing. His average output rapidly increased to 14.2 points per game and a 40% conversion rate from behind the arc.

Lundy chose to forgo his final year of eligibility in order to pursue a professional career. The Penn State product shined in the 2023 NBA Combine and impressed by hitting 8-of-11 triples and 30 points across two scrimmages.

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