Stepheson, a 6-9 forward, has played in all 13 games for the top-ranked and unbeaten Tar Heels. The Los Angeles native is averaging 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game.
Stepheson Out of Lineup for Kent State Game
"Alex has returned to California due to an illness in his family," says Williams. "We are not certain when he will be able to return. Of course, at this time our thoughts and prayers are with Alex and his family."
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