Cimmino, a must-follow on Twitter, tweeted the news this morning. He believes it will be “the first of many” offers for the 6-foot-4 Stephens, who joined star guards Jabarie Hinds and Khalid Samuels as the only all-section players last season for the Knights, who went on to win the Class AA state and Federation championship.
As you know, Stephens moved and transferred from Ossining to Mount Vernon before last school year. Here’s Stephens’ complete story.
This is the fifth scholarship offer for Mount Vernon’s three rising seniors. Guard Isaiah Cousins was offered by five schools: Iona, Manhattan, Hofstra, Stony Brook and Central Connecticut. Forward Jarrel Marshall received scholarship offers from Iona (last fall) and Mount Saint Mary (Md.).
The three seniors-to-be and junior point guard Josh Doughty all visited Hofstra with Cimmino late last month.