RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has announced the signing of Shamiel Stevenson to play for the Wolf Pack in 2019-20. Stevenson, a transfer from Pittsburgh, will join the Wolf Pack for the spring semester and will sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules. He will be eligible to play after the end of the fall semester of 2019.
"We are extremely excited to add a player like Shamiel to our program,” Musselman said. “At 6-6, 245-pounds, and with his skill set, he will fit right in as a Jordan Caroline type player. He was one of the best players in the ACC in fouls drawn as a freshman, which is something that has always been a big part of our program, and shot a great percentage from inside and outside of the arc. He is the type of player we can put in multiple mismatch situations offensively because of his size and ability with the ball. We look forward to coaching a player like Shamiel."
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada the 6-6, 245-pound guard/forward played his prep basketball at Hillcrest Prep in Arizona. He was rated the No. 34 small forward in the 2017 recruiting class by 247 Sports. Stevenson averaged 14.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 blocks in his only season at Hillcrest Prep.
As a freshman at Pitt he played in 32 games and earned 13 starts for the Panthers where he averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. From the field he shot a team high 50.5 percent and topped the squad with 141 rebounds. From behind the arc he was good on 37.5 percent of 3-pointers and connected on 60.7 percent of his free throw attempts. He was and academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.
In 13 games he scored in double figures and 15 times grabbed five or more rebounds. He posted a career high 19 points and had six rebounds against Montana. This season he appeared in four games for the Panthers.