Written By: The Baltimore Sun
The college basketball world will have to wait a little longer for the culmination of Lance Stephenson’s recruitment.
Stephenson was scheduled to announce his college choice today, but the McDonald’s All-American Game public relations staff released this statement regarding his decision.
“Following [Monday night's] POWERADE Jam Fest, the McDonald’s All-American Games staff learned that Lance Stephenson will not make his college decision at media day, Tuesday, March 31 at 11:45 a.m. or during the game on Wednesday, April 1 at the BankUnited Center in Miami.”
According to the New York Daily News, Stephenson’s delay might not change his assumed destination.
Sources still strongly expect Stephenson to choose Kansas, one even adding that he's "99.9% sure" the Coney Island product will join the Jayhawks and pass on St. John's and Maryland. Sources believe Stephenson will choose a college if he is academically eligible and not follow prep star Brandon Jennings and play in Europe.
SI.com’s Kevin Armstrong wrote an extensive profile on Stephenson yesterday, which touched on the Maryland-Under Armour issue.
Asked whether the interlacement of company and school would influence his college choice, Stephenson, who has worn the Nike sneakers of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in the playoffs, said, "I just want to play ball." In his own words, his father made a stronger statement about Under Armour, telling The Washington Post, "The sneaker sucks."