2008-09 (Jr.): Averaged 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds on the year ... Had seven double-figure scoring games ... Scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Alabama State (11/18) ... Scored eight points against Kansas State (12/11) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds against William Carey (12/15) ... Grabbed nine rebounds and recorded two assists versus McNeese State (12/18) ... Dropped in a season-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Spring Hill (12/22) ... Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds versus Ole Miss (12/30) ... Grabbed eight rebounds while tying a career-high with four blocks against Tulane (1/14) ...Recorded only double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) of the year against Marshall (1/27) ... Scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds at UAB (2/21).
2007-08 (So.): Traveled to China with Conference USA All-Stars who played three games against the Chinese National Team ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting 21 ... Averaged 6.3 points and 4.8 rebounds ... Started the final 15 games ... Scored 14 points against UAB, while grabbing nine rebounds ... Recorded first double-double of his career, notching 14 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (2/27) ... Earned second double-double two games later against UTEP (3/4), dropping in 13 points and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds ... Blocked a career-high four shots at second-ranked Memphis (1/19) ... Accumulated five or more rebounds 17 times.
2006-07 (Fr.): Appeared in 29 games and made 12 starts ... Got starting nod in eight straight games from Sam Houston State (11/3) to Auburn (1/2) ... Had best game of the year with a season-high of 16 points to go along with eight rebounds against East Carolina (2/14) ... Also notched eight rebounds against Alabama State (11/18), Sam Houston State (11/30) and Bradley (12/23) ... Accumulated five or more rebounds 14 times ... Shot against SMU (1/10) with 1:32 left. proved to be the game winner in the C-USA opener in Dallas ... Led comeback against Houston in the second half in the C-USA quarterfinals as he scored nine points including a dunk to finish a 10-0 Golden Eagle run.
Prep: A standout forward for coach Ted Williams at Heidelberg High ... Tallied 22 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and two assists per contest his senior campaign on his way to being his team's most valuable player ... Led the Oilers to a 12-18 overall record and a spot in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 2A playoffs his junior year , all while averaging 18 points, 16 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game ... Competed in the Mississippi High School all-star game, scoring 10 points and was named the Top Defensive Player in the game ... Also played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game ... Lettered in basketball as well as track at Heidelberg High ... A member of The Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" team, Stephens was ranked as the No. 1 player in Mississippi by MagnoliaPreps.com, and has a three-star rating by both rivals.com and Scout.com ... Listed among the top 150 players in the nation by HoopScoop Magazine, ranking 128th overall.
Personal: Son of Sherry Stephens ... Majoring in general studies ... Born Nov. 12, 1987.
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