Stepheson Sorts Through Schools

The Top 100 national junior post from North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake, <b>Alex Stepheson</b>, doesn't want to narrow down his list just yet, but his father gave us a hint as to a few favorites...

Alex Stepheson, the 6-8 junior post from North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake, will be playing in his first tournament of the April evaluation period this weekend, when he plays with the Pum N' Run #1 team in the Pump N' Run Classic Tournament in Las Vegas.

Stepheson missed last weekend's Pump N' Run Spring tournament since he had a school function he had to attend.

"School is more important than basketball, right?" said Diane Stepheson, Alex's mom.

The family indicated they don't want to share too many details about Alex's recruitment at this point. "I'm just really putting a serious list together, so I don't want to say too much right now," Alex said.

Mr. Stepheson did say off the top of his head that, among the schools that have offered his son a scholarship, Connecticut, Arizona and UCLA were among the favorites, but the Stephesons are still looking at every school that's interest in Alex.

When asked what other schools had shown interest but hadn't offered, Mr. Stepheson said, "We've been hearing from North Carolina."

It's known that UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland will be visiting Harvard-Westlake today (Thursday) for an in-school visit with Stepheson.


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