Lance Stephenson, Jr. (born September 5, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Stephenson won city basketball championships in all four years of high school, and is New York State’s all-time leading scorer in high school basketball. He was named Mr. New York Basketball after his senior year and appeared in the 2009 McDonald’s All-American Game.
Career highlights and awards
Big East Rookie of the Year (2010)
Big East All-Rookie Team (2010)
McDonald’s All-American (2009)
First-team Parade All-American (2009)
Mr. New York Basketball (2009)
He was drafted with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers and played for the franchise until signing with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014.
On June 15, 2015, Stephenson was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes. He made his debut for the Clippers in the team’s season opener against the Sacramento Kings on October 28, scoring 7 points as a starter in a 111–104 win.