Los Angeles, California (KTSM) – Trevelin Queen’s NBA dream is still alive.
In an announcement made by his agent Tuesday, first reported by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the former New Mexico State Aggie has accepted a spot on the Los Angeles Lakers training camp roster.
Free Agent Guard Trevelin Queen has signed a partially guaranteed training camp deal with the LA Lakers, Hazan Sports Management’s agent Daniel Hazan told ESPN. He averaged 13.2 points at 54% of 3 and 2.0 stl per game for the Lakers Summer League team in Las Vegas
– Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 28, 2021
The partially guaranteed training camp deal makes Queen one of 19 players in the Lakers’ squad for the training camp. While at camp with one of the NBA’s most famous franchises, Queen will compete alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, and more.
Queen turned heads at the NBA Summer League game with the Lakers in Las Vegas. He averaged 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.6 assists in 19.0 minutes per game. The Guard scored impressive shooting splits of .480 / .538 / .846 in five games with the Lakers in Sin City, and in the final NBA Summer League game against the Golden State Warriors, Queen led the team by 21 points, five rebounds and four steals.
One of the most exciting players to ever appear for the Aggies, Queen helped NMSU score 55-11 (0.833) during his two-year stint at Las Cruces. That record included a 31-1 (.969) mark in conference play, including two WAC regular season titles and the only WAC tournament crown available during the stretch.
Before Queen spent last summer with the Lakers, she was not drafted in the 2020 NBA draft, but received an invitation to a training camp with the Houston Rockets. He played in 15 games for their G League daughter, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 10 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals while he was 45.8% out of the field in the G League bubble shot.
Queen and the rest of the Lakers will open training camp on Wednesday ahead of the 2021/22 NBA season. For Queen there are numerous options on the table that will create the Lakers roster for the 2021-22 season, earn a spot with the South Bay Lakers (the G League subsidiary of the Los Angeles Lakers) or a two-way contract with the Club could complete.