ITS OFFICIAL: LANCE STEPHENSON TO CINCINNATI: From Adam Zagoria at SNY.tv:
"They've decided. He's off to Cincinnati," said a source close to the family with direct knowledge of the decision. "It's a done deal. I am certain of this."This is a huge signing for Cincinnati, as his gives them arguably the best backcourt in the league with Stephenson joining forces with Deonta Vaughn, Cashmere Wright, and Rashad Bishop.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Stephenson and his family took an official visit to Cincinnati this past weekend, and by all accounts,it went well. He played pickup with the team and toured the campus.
Lincoln coach Dwayne "Tiny" Morton confirmed the commitment via text message. Asked if Stephenson was going to Cincinnati, Morton said, "Yes."
You know that already though (because I told you yesterday).
An interesting subplot in this decision is that Cincinnati is willing to take on Stephenson, a guy who has a bit of baggage. I know Bob Huggins got a DUI, but wasn't part of the reason he was let go by the school because of his recruiting, specifically the quality of the characters he was bringing in? According to RTC, this may be because Cinci recently found themselves a new president.