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Demetrius Lilley (LM '22) Plays to Fam- & Fan-Packed Crowd at Palestra

Demetrius Lilley, who played basketball at Lower Merion High School, got the chance to return home and play again in front of family and friends this past Sunday. The freshman and his Penn State teammates took on Purdue at The Palestra in Big Ten play.

“Playing in The Palestra is such a historic venue all on top of the number one team in the country is rolling in here,” said Penn State coach Micah Schrewsberry ahead of the game. “If I had my choice, I don’t know if I would choose them, but I’m excited. It’s going to be a great atmosphere. It’s gonna be a fun game.”

Lilley was Lower Merion’s all-time leading rebounder who led the Aces to back-to-back PIAA District One 6A championships as a junior and senior. He’s the first Aces player to average a double-double in three consecutive seasons since Kobe Bryant.

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