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DeShawn Stevenson
Drafted by Utah Jazz in Round 1, pick 23
Position: Shooting Guard
College:
Conference: -
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
Age:
Birthdate:
High School: Washington Union, Fresno, Calif.

DeShawn Stevenson couldn't make up his mind, but in the end, it was made up for him. First Stevenson, a prep All-American, signed with Kansas last fall. In April, he declared his intentions to foresake his scholarship at Kansas and make himself eligible for the NBA draft. Then, after making what he thought was an acceptable score on the SAT and thus gaining college eligibility for next season, he announced he was heading to Kansas after all. Unfortunately for Stevenson, his SAT was questioned because it was too much of an improvement from the first time he took the test. Rather than defend his score, Stevenson put his name into the NBA draft pool. Now, it's too late for him to turn back. His college eligibility has been renounced. Stevenson was generally considered among the top 10 players in the country as a high school senior. He's strong, is a great leaper and has a quick first step, which makes him hard to guard. He's also a good passer, which makes him dangerous when he penetrates. Stevenson put in a lot of hours improving his perimeter game. He's a good leader, and though he'll sit on the bench for a while in the NBA, should develop into a solid pro.


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