Senior forward Seth Lundy has announced, via ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, that he intends to enter the 2023 NBA draft.
We are still waiting to get the full details but for now it seems like the 2-way forward has played his last game as a Nittany Lion.
Seth Lundy came to Penn State in the 2019 high school class out of Roman Catholic High School in Philly. He was a top 250 player in his class and Penn State’s top recruit that year according to 247 Sports. Seth played 4 years at Penn State under three different head coaches, playing for tournament level teams like this year and 2020, and some rebuilding years in 2021 and 2022. Through it all Seth remained committed to helping the team in whatever role was asked of him, whether that was as a complete off ball shooter his freshman year or strong 2-way wing this past year. Seth worked harder than anyone to improve his game over his time at Penn State. He went from a 32% 3pt shooter in his sophomore year that turned the ball over 1.3 times a game in a role that really shouldn’t turn it over to a 40% three point shooter on 6 attempts a game and down to .9 turnovers on a much bigger role.
The season Seth Lundy had this year makes it very clear why this decision to enter the draft is coming now. He averaged 14.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and .9 assists. He did this on easily his best efficiency to date with a shooting line of 45/40/81. He continued to play his amazing perimeter defense against anyone Penn State put him up against ranging from crafty veterans like Kris Murray or talented freshman like Jalen Hood-Schifino, despite not being recognized with a big ten defensive selection.
In the NBA Seth projects as a great fit for the current game. A 3 and D wing that has good size and athleticism. He has shown some flashes of an of the dribble game and should not have any major red flags for any NBA teams considering drafting him. He is an older prospect but look for him to prove himself in some of the pre draft combines and work his way into the second round of the 2023 NBA draft.
Seth Lundy believed in this organization more than almost anyone else in recent Penn State history and it was amazing to see his work pay off with an amazing senior season. I wish him nothing but the absolute best and good luck in those upcoming process he is about to embark on.