NBA Draft Edition: Lance Stephenson

June 13th, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »
Lance Stephenson
19 years-old
Cincy Bearcats

Should we really take into account that Stephenson has skills and intangibles that can
ONLY be brought into fruition under a span of 10 years?

Most choose to take swipes at his superego without really sitting back and acknowledging the lonely truth-he can handle the rock at 6-foot-6, break down the defense, dish it, and connect on an okay 15-footer hoping to become purer one day. I've realized that any quick conclusions of Cincinnati's dubious signing can't be taken seriously yet since he's a one-and-done college player.

A short while back, which just recently happened to be a co-inky-dink, I wrote a piece on Lance Stephenson with the idea he would stay in Cincy another season in order to promote and further act on his vast potential. Of course, that didn't happen, for he left with the intentions of getting drafted after a season in which he averaged 12 points, nearly 3 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Bigger question: How good can he be at the professional level?

We saw this before with Monta Ellis, a daring guard who stormed ...

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