Full details have yet to be announced, but Penn State will have a player in an NBA camp for the first time since Calvin Booth left the league in 2009. Originally relayed by Pat Chambers and later confirmed by the athletic department, Tim Frazier has agreed to a contract with the Boston Celtics and will join the team for their upcoming training camp this Fall.
Frazier will be competing for the third point guard spot in all likelihood, what with Rajon Rondo and 2014 first round pick Marcus Smart currently ahead of both he and former Missouri guard Phil Pressey, who averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 75 games for the Celtics last season. If he doesn't make the active roster to begin the year, the Celtics could opt to send him to play for the Maine Red Claws, the team's D-League affiliate.
Either way, it's great to see Frazier get rewarded like this. Five-year college players who have suffered major leg injuries usually don't have the best NBA outlook, and getting a camp invite after a not-so-great Summer League means Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes he has some potential.