"Last week he visited three schools and he visited Nebraska early," SWIC coach Jay Harrington said. "He played in the United States all-star game in Texas and he left there and went to Marquette. He came back from there and went to St. Louis and left there and went to Indiana.
"Calling the other schools was the hardest thing he said he's ever done."
On the flipside, that call to Indiana had to be rewarding. In Stemler, the Hoosiers are getting a 22-point a game scorer who averaged 6 rebounds and was his region player of the year.
"I think he's a four-three," Harrington said. "He's not a power player, he's a finesse player. He can go inside and outside and that's what he did all year for us."
Harrington said the Indiana program just really fit Stemler who is a 3.0 student that will major in financial accounting. "He's not your typical junior college player."
Stemler is Indiana's second spring addition. "He said that Indiana sort of fit him," Harrington told Scout.com. "They need players and a guy that can shoot. I think a couple of things – on campus facility was a big thing. Kelvin Sampson was a big thing."