Lance Stephenson May Commit Tuesday 06/28/2009Posted by Zach in Recruiting.
Tags: Cincinnati Bearcats, Lance Stephenson
The Lance Stephenson saga just keeps getting crazier.
The #1 small forward in the entire 2009 class according to Scout.com still has not committed to a school for this season. Numerous character issues, eligibility questions and a sexual assault trial that will continue tomorrow are just some of the reasons why programs like Kansas, Arizona, Maryland, Memphis and even desperate St. John’s have backed off. Isiah Thomas and Florida International has thrown their hat into the ring as of late, but it appears a new leader has emerged.
According to ZagsBlog, a New York-based college hoops blog, Stephenson could be on the verge of signing his letter of intent with Mick Cronin and the University of Cincinnati as soon as Tuesday. Lance and his family spent the weekend at the school’s campus and played with the team.
“Word is Lance is signing with Cincinnati,” one Big East assistant coach said. “I think he will on Tuesday from what I’m being told.”
If Cronin is willing to take the chance, Stephenson would immediately join a talented backcourt led by Deonta Vaughn, Rashad Bishop and the injury-free Cashmere Wright. We’ll keep you updated if we hear more news.