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Penn State men’s basketball: Los Angeles Clippers sign Newbill to Developmental League

The NBA dreams of DJ Newbill took another step toward being fulfilled Saturday.

The Penn State guard was signed by the Los Angles Clippers to play this summer in the NBA Developmental League.

The Clippers have not yet confirmed the signing, reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Newbill worked out for nine teams leading up to Thursday’s NBA draft, but he was not selected in either of the two rounds.

The Philadelphia native played three seasons for the Nittany Lions, leading the Big Ten at 20.7 points per game while also averaging 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He leaves the program fourth on the all-time scoring list with 2,105 career points.

Newbill hopes to follow in the footsteps of former teammate Tim Frazier, who played in the summer D-League last year, signed two 10-day contracts with the Philadelphia 76ers and finished the season, and played in the postseason, with the Portland Trailblazers.

Led by Newbill, the Nittany Lions earned two wins in the Big Ten Tournament before bowing to Purdue in the quarterfinals to finish with an 18-16 record.

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