"I'm just trying to show my talents and show that I'm the best," Stephenson said. "I want to help my teammates out and help get everybody better."
"There's some great talent here. Everyone is playing together and everyone is playing good on my team. We are just trying to get the gold medal and trying to play hard on defense."
Although playing against top competition is nothing new to Stephenson, hearing from college coaches is. On June 15th, coaches were allowed to start contacting sophomores and Stephenson said his phone has been ringing off the hook.
"Somebody has been texting my phone and I'm like ‘Man, who is this? How'd you get my number?' A few college coaches [texted me] a few weeks ago."
The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln standout said he's still wide open, but North Carolina, West Virginia, Texas, Duke, Arizona and Florida have made him an early priority.
So does any school stand out?
"I like Carolina," he replied. "They have good tradition and they have a real good coach. I would love to be there and I like the tradition."