Trevelin Queen's relentless journey has brought him to the 76ers

Keith Pompey, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY – Trevelin Queen’s basketball journey is an example of relentlessness and perseverance.

It’s a journey that includes attending two high schools — being ineligible to play at one — having zero scholarship offers, attending three junior colleges, living in a car, and going undrafted.

Yet, Queen has always found ways to weather through obstacles even when it would have been easy to give up.

“It’s all part of the process,” said the 25-year-old, who, on Friday, signed a two-year contract with the 76ers that is partially guaranteed for $300,000 next season.

“Some people don’t get to where they have to get until 30 years old,” he added. “Some people get it by 18. But for me, I’m into it for longevity. You know what I mean? I want to play 15 more years of the game.

“So for me, I’m not satisfied with a two-year deal or nothing like that. I’m more satisfied with being remembered for what I did.”


But the 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard will definitely be remembered for what he’s overcome.

Right now, he’s recognized as the 2022 NBA G League MVP while playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Houston Rockets’ G League affiliate. The Glen Burnie, Md., native was also the G Finals MVP, averaging 34.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as the Vipers swept the Delaware Blue Coats in the best-of-three series.

A Rockets two-way player last season, Queen averaged 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10 NBA appearances.

Now, he’s looking to display his skills as a Sixer. Queen didn’t participate in Saturday’s Sixers summer-league team scrimmages at the University of Utah because he arrived in Salt Lake City from Philadelphia that morning.


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