Strengths: Stevens is a tough, physical wing who excels in transition and attacking the basket. Has a very good mid-range game, especially working off screens and finding space around the foul line extended. Not afraid of contact on either end of the floor, and will fight for rebounds against bigger forwards. Does a good job of taking advantage of mismatches, posting up smaller defenders and using his favorite spin move to get to the rim.
Weaknesses: Needs to continue to improve his perimeter game, both breaking down defenders off the dribble and knocking down 3-point shots both off the dribble and in the catch-and-shoot. Still relies a little too much on his size advantage at the high school level, which he won’t have in college.
Overall: Stevens will be ready to compete right away in college because he’s already got the body and the motor to earn minutes as a rebounder and glue guy, at the very least; if he can really work on his shooting, the sky’s the limit going forward. The combination of physicality and versatility make Stevens a high-major prospect.
Last update: April 5, 2015