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'09 NY SG Lance Stephenson (Cincinnati Verbal)

Discussion in '2009 Basketball Recruiting' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, May 31, 2007.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    Rivals.com

    Scout.com

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 195 lbs
    AAU:

    Considered the #9 prospect nationally in the 2009 class. One of the most physical wing players in the nation. His body is too strong for most high school wings and he's able to get into the paint at will. Shot is an area for improvement and he's gotten better in that area each season.

    Listing Duke, North Carolina, Ohio State, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Kansas.

    Scout.com update 5/31/07

    At the Tournament of Champions, Stephenson listed Duke, North Carolina, Ohio State, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Kansas as a few schools of interest.
     
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  2. I had seen this articles and his name mentioned with tOSU...I was going to send you a pm, but forgot, but looks like you were on top of it...

    What else could I expect from you...:tongue2:
     
  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    A post saying that he has committed:) If Matta can pull a kid from New York that will be the ultimate... next to the possible Thomas verba. l
     
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $

    6/25

    Update from the USA Youth Development Festival...UNC stands out to Lance.
     
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $

    6/25

    Being recruited the most by North Carolina, Duke, Florida, Texas and West Virginia.
     
  6. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    whoever gets lance gets a great one. he's nba-ready right now. though i can see him monopolizing the ball in college, there is no doubting his game. if he stays at #5 on scout's list and #4 on rivals' list, that is one great class at the top.
     
  7. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    Elite 24 Player Breakdown

    slam online
     
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Lance Stephenson breaks down the meaning of "swagger"

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  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    It is a shame we don't have a realistic shot at landing him......he is a great prospect. UNC looks strong here......
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    At USA U-18 trials, one star who still needs to grow up

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    Lance Stephenson (right) has led Brooklyn's Lincoln High to three consecutive New York City championships.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday evening, 18 of the top teenage basketball players in America gathered on the Washington Wizards' practice court at the Verizon Center. The players had been invited by USA Basketball to try out for the team that will compete at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship tournament in Argentina later this month.
    When it came time for full-court scrimmaging, Lance Stephenson, the much-heralded guard who has led Brooklyn's Lincoln High to three consecutive New York City championships, tried taking over the point guard duties. Stephenson wanted to show off the skills he picked up at Nike's Steve Nash camp last month, but he turned in an awful performance. He dribbled into traffic and committed sloppy turnovers. He fired no-look passes that sailed out of bounds. He drove to the basket and heedlessly forced up bad shots.
    Even worse, after every mistake he acted like it was someone else's fault. He barked at his teammates. He whined to the refs. He rolled his eyes and slapped his thighs. He shook his head and muttered to himself.
    In other words, he acted like what he is: a 17-year-old kid.
    This may come as a surprise to those who have already proclaimed Stephenson to be the next big thing. We're told he's the next Stephon Marbury or Sebastian Telfair, just because he plays for Lincoln like they did. We're told he's the next O.J. Mayo, whom he once challenged at a recruiting camp when Stephenson was a high school freshman. (I was there; Mayo schooled him) Lance is supposed to be the next LeBron, the next Kobe, the next Carmelo.
    It's a safe bet nobody would say those things about Stephenson if he were from, say, Phoenix instead of New York. At any rate, Stephenson demonstrated quite clearly at the Team USA trials that he is none of those things -- not yet, anyway. To be sure, he deserves to considered among the best 10 or 15 high school seniors in America, which is where most scouting services rank him. At 6-foot-5, 202 pounds, Stephenson was the most physically developed player at the trials. When the coaches made the players run the length of the court and back within 10 seconds, Stephenson completed the sprints way ahead of the pack. He also displayed a fierce will, which, combined with his speed and strength, enabled him to score a ton of baskets around the rim.
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    Entire article: At USA U-18 trials, one star took over in all the wrong ways - Seth Davis - SI.com
     
  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    This could be another surprise. According to this blog, St. John's looks to be the leader to get Lance.
     
  12. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

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    Currently listing Maryland, Kansas, and St. John's
     
  13. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Saw him play in the McDonald's All-Star game last night and whoever gets him is getting a very very good player. He probably could play SG or SF. I really like him. Most of the chatter was Kansas being the favorite but with Johnny at Kentucky everything seems to be up in the air.
     
  14. TRON 2.0

    TRON 2.0 Banned

    His stock has fallen farther than General Motors. Once the most-hyped recruit in the country, Lance Stephenson enters June without a school, without much hype and with many in recruiting circles saying he's not worth the trouble. This begs the question: Does anybody still want Lance Stephenson?

    Cont..Do teams still want Lance Stephenson? - The Dagger - NCAA Hoops - Rivals.com
     
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Really strange. A couple months ago all the reporting was that it was a battle between Kansas and Kentucky for his services. Now maybe Maryland if he is lucky and Gary Williams will take a flyer on him. It's really too bad that these kids get messed up and sometimes I don't think it's their fault to a certain extent.
     

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