"We are very excited about Lance's decision to become a Bearcat," said Cronin. "Lance has terrific talent as a basketball player, and is also a fierce competitor on the court. His desire to win will help us compete for a BIG EAST Championship.
Stephenson, a standout at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln, has had his fair share of off the court issues recently, but on it, it's hard to question the McDonald's All-American's talent.
"As a big guard, Lance brings playmaking ability and versatility to our team, along with his talent for scoring," Cronin said. "We look forward to getting Lance here for summer school and building our team for the upcoming season."
Sean Kilpatrick, also a native of New York, joins Stephenson to make up Mick Cronin's two man recruiting class.