RCSI: 40 (2006)
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 246 lbs (112 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Harvard-Westlake School (California)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College: USC
Current Team: Grizzlies
Win - Loss: 32 - 20


Roundball Classic: Game Recap

Rodger Bohn
Rodger Bohn
Apr 12, 2006, 04:00 am
This was my first time seeing the North Carolina recruit, and boy was I impressed. Stepheson is all that you can ask for in a developing big man, as he is strong, athletic, and plays extremely hard. He’s incredibly athletic and finishes well around the rim, and that alone should earn him immediate playing time at UNC. He stepped out and knocked down a few mid range jumpers, and even brought out a few moves down low, but the Tarheel staff will have a lot of fun working with him because of his immense potential. Alex is also one of the two or three players that I’ve ever seen block Greg Oden’s shot. Unfortunately for him however, Oden got the ball back immediately and had a reverse dunk and Stephenson, drawing a foul on the way as well. As stated in the practice articles, Alex definitely has all of the tools to step right in and play at North Carolina, and could even take minutes away from Brandan Wright if Wright does not begin to show some immediate improvement in his game. UNC’s frontcourt is regardless looking incredibly stacked with 20 and 10 machine Tyler Hansbrough returning.

Roundball Classic: Practice Reports

Rodger Bohn
Rodger Bohn
Apr 11, 2006, 12:45 am
Stepheson really came out to play against Oden, not backing down against the top player in the country. Unfortunately for Alex however, he is only 6’9 and going up against a player who would have been the top pick in the NBA Draft had he been able to come out this year. With that said, the North Carolina recruit made it clear that he would use his strength and athleticism to battle against any player willing to come up to the task, and would not concede to his more heralded teammates. He did a great job rebounding, blocking shots, and even stepped out and hit a few 15 foot jump shots. Alex will certainly battle Brandan Wright for minutes next season in the UNC frontcourt, and could very easily steal some away from his McDonald’s All American teammate if Wright doesn’t pick it up.

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