27 Facts About Lance Stephenson


Lance Stephenson attended Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, where he was named Mr New York Basketball after his senior year and appeared in the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game.


Lance Stephenson later played college basketball for the Cincinnati Bearcats and was selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers.


Lincoln High repeated as champions his sophomore and junior years, while Lance Stephenson won back-to-back Player of the Year honors from the New York Daily News.


In July 2008, Lance Stephenson tried out for the United States national team's under-18 team, but was cut because of chemistry reasons with teammate Matt Farber.


On February 15,2009, Lance Stephenson passed fellow Lincoln High School alumnus Telfair's previous record of 2,785 points in the Brooklyn borough title game to become the all-time leading scorer for high school basketball in New York State.


In March 2009, Lance Stephenson led Lincoln High to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Public Schools Athletic League class AA championship.


In early 2009, Lance Stephenson chose Kansas, St John's and Maryland as his finalists, but he canceled two announcements, and his father said that he had narrowed his choice to Maryland and Arizona.


Lance Stephenson scored a season-best 23 points and made a season-high 11 field goals in 17 attempts against Georgetown on March 6,2010.


Lance Stephenson was the leading scorer among Big East freshmen and was named Big East Rookie of the Year.


Lance Stephenson was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 40th pick in the 2010 NBA draft.


Lance Stephenson had been in uniform five times before making his debut, but had not received an opportunity due to being the third point guard on the team.


Lance Stephenson averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game during the regular season.


Lance Stephenson improved to 9.4 points and 7.6 rebounds during the playoffs, although his shooting percentages dropped in all categories.


In game six of the Pacers' second-round playoff series against the Knicks, Lance Stephenson scored a career-best 25 points.


Lance Stephenson finished the regular season with a league-high five triple-doubles, and finished second in NBA Most Improved Player Award voting.


On January 14,2015, against the San Antonio Spurs, Lance Stephenson returned from a 14-game absence due to a pelvic sprain.


On June 15,2015, Lance Stephenson was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.


On February 18,2016, Lance Stephenson was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jeff Green.


On September 14,2016, Lance Stephenson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.


On February 8,2017, Lance Stephenson signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


On March 8,2017, after recovering from the injury, Lance Stephenson signed a second 10-day contract with the Timberwolves.


On March 30,2017, Lance Stephenson signed with the Indiana Pacers, returning to the franchise for a second stint.


On July 10,2018, Lance Stephenson signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.


Lance Stephenson was selected by the Grand Rapids Gold 13th overall in the 2021 NBA G League draft.


On December 22,2021, Lance Stephenson signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.


Lance Stephenson signed the contract under the NBA's COVID-related hardship exception.


In January 2008, Lance Stephenson was suspended from school for five days and missed two games following an altercation with a teammate.