30  D.J. Stephens
D.J. Stephens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Killeen, Texas

High School:
Harker Heights

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 188

Position:
Forward/Guard

Experience:
3L


12/26/2013

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. Jackson State

Saturday's Tigers-Tigers match-up scheduled for an 11 a.m. (CT) tip at FedExForum.

12/20/2013

Memphis Basketball Notes Vs. Southeast Missouri

Tigers to host Redhawks in a 7 p.m. (CT) game Saturday at FedExForum.

12/16/2013

Memphis Basketball/Jimmy V Classic Vs. Florida Notes

Tigers to meet Gators in a top-25 match-up at Madison Square Garden Tuesday.

07/19/2013

Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Men's Basketball

GoTigersGo.com continues an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Men's Basketball

05/10/2013

Forty-Five Student-Athletes To Graduate Sunday

Congratulations to all of our Tigers graduates.

01/04/2013

Road to the Rivalry

Can't get enough your Memphis Tigers basketball team? Check out Memphis Men's Basketball 24/7: Road to the Rivalry. The Memphis Tiger Network followed the Memphis Men's Basketball team around a week while they prepared for their rivalry match-up against Louisville.

Check out Episode one of this six part mini series.

12/06/2012

Ohio Highlights and Game Recap

The University of Memphis men's basketball team (5-2) had four players notch doubles figures and the Tigers used pesky defense to cruise by Ohio (6-2), 84-58, Wednesday night at FedExForum.

Check out highlights and post-game interviews from the Tigers' big win right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.

10/16/2012

2012 Memphis Madness Dunk Contest

In case you couldn't make it to this year's Memphis Madness, here is what you wish you saw, the Dunk Contest. Check out all of the dunks and who when BIG and went home with this year's title, Dunk Champion.

If you were there, well here it is again so you can relive the excitement.

Don't miss out.

10/15/2012

2012 Memphis Madness Full Recap and Highlights

One sports cliché is this is how legends are made. On Friday night before a crowd of over 15,000 at FedExForum, University of Memphis basketball's present and past came together to celebrate the start of the 2012-13 season and honor former Tigers hoops standouts.

This year's Memphis Madness celebration was as big and exciting as it ever has been; did you miss it? Well even if you didn't relive the night with these highlights and fan and player interviews from Friday.

10/15/2012

Memphis Basketball

The Annual Memphis Madness to kick off the start of Tiger basketball season.

03/23/2013

Memphis Men's Basketball vs Michigan State - Mar. 23, 2013

Memphis fell to Michigan State, 70-48, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Auburn Hills, Mich.

03/21/2013

Memphis Men's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's - March 21, 2013

Memphis defeated Saint Mary's 54-52 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills, Mich.

03/16/2013

Memphis vs. Southern Miss - AP Photos

Memphis vs. Southern Miss - AP Photos (3/16/13)

02/20/2013

Memphis vs. Houston - AP Photos

Memphis vs. Houston - AP Photos

02/13/2013

Memphis vs UCF

Memphis vs UCF at FedExForum on February 13, 2013. Photos by Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports

Career
Has played in 93 games, making seven starts ... Averaging 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds ... Has 21 assists, 55 blocked shots and 32 steals ... Shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line.

Honors
Won the 2011-12 Intersport Dunks of the Year title ... Nominated for the honor with his electrifying dunk in the first half vs. Xavier Feb. 4, 2012.

Team Achievements
Helped Memphis compile a 75-29 overall record (.721 winning percentage) in his three seasons ... The Tigers won 25 or more games two of his three seasons ... Helped lead Memphis to one Conference USA regular-season championship in 2011-12 ... The Tigers won two Conference USA Tournament crowns in 2011 and 2012 ... Memphis played in three-consecutive postseasons (2011, 2012 NCAA; 2010 NIT) ... The Tigers advanced to the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Tournament second round and 2010 NIT second round.

2011-12 Season (Junior)
Played in 28 of the Tigers' contests ... Missed seven games as a result of tendonitis in his knees ... Averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 boards ... Had 21 blocked shots and eight steals ... Shot 64.3 percent from the floor and 68.8 percent from the free throw line ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all four postseason contests ... Averaged 1.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots ... Shot 75 percent from the floor ... In the NCAA Tournament second-round contest vs. Saint Louis, scored two points ... Tied a season high with three blocked shots and added four boards and two points in the C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Marshall ... Played a season-high tying 21 minutes vs. Marshall... Blocked a season-best tying three shots and scored two points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over UTEP ...

Conference USA play: Saw action in all 16 league games ... Averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 boards ... Had 12 blocked shots and eight steals ... Shot 69 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the foul line ... Had four points, one rebound and one blocked shot in the regular-season finale win at Tulsa ... Had back-to-back first-half dunks to help Memphis maintain its lead over the Golden Hurricane ... Scored a season-high eight points with a perfect shooting game (2-of-2 FG, 4-of-4 FT) in the regular-season home finale victory over UCF ... The four FT made were a career high ... Also had three boards and one steal vs. the Knights ... Scored four points on two second-half dunks in a road win at Marshall ... His first dunk came five minutes into the second half and helped the Tigers maintain their lead ... His second dunk came in a game-clinching 14-2 second-half run that extended a 68-60 advantage to an 82-62 lead ... Grabbed a season-best five rebounds and had four points, two blocked shots and one steal in a home victory over East Carolina ... Netted four points and pulled down three boards in a road win at Tulane ... Scored six points on 2-of-3 treys in a home win over UAB ... The two three-pointers made and three trey attempts both were career highs ... Blocked a season-high three shots in a road victory at East Carolina ... Also had four rebounds, two steals (tied career best) and three points vs. the Pirates ... Scored four points and grabbed four boards in a home win over Rice ... Had four points and four boards in a road victory at Houston ... Tied a career high with two steals and added three points, three rebounds and one blocked shot in the C-USA opener at UAB (win) ... Played a season-high 21 minutes vs. the Blazers ... Came up with a huge put-back dunk with under five minutes left to extend Memphis' lead from 57-55 to 59-55 ... Followed that by hitting 1-of-2 FT with 2:37 left to increase the Tigers lead to 60-55 ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in only eight of the Tigers' 15 non-league contests ... Missed seven games as a result of tendonitis in both knees ... Scored two points in the home win over Xavier ... His basket vs. the Musketeers was a rim-rattling, put-back dunk off a Joe Jackson missed layup at the 11:15 mark of the first half ... The dunk was nominated for the Intersport Dunks of the Year competition ... Pulled down two rebounds in two minutes of action in a home win over Tennessee ... Had two points, one board and two blocked shots in a home victory over Charlotte ... Did not play in the Georgetown, Lipscomb, Louisville, Murray State and Miami (Fla.) contests as a result of tendonitis in his knees ... Scored five points (2-of-2 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in a home win over Austin Peay ... Played 10 minutes in a home victory over Jackson State ... Had one blocked shot in the season-opening win over Belmont.

2010-11 Season (Sophomore)
Played in 32 of the Tigers' 35 games ... Averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds ... Had 14 assists, 26 blocked shots and 16 steals ... Team's third-leading shot blocker ... Shot 64.1 percent from the floor, 50 percent from the three-point arc and 55 percent from the free throw line ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all four postseason games ... Averaged 2.0 points and 0.8 rebounds ... Shot 80 percent from the floor ... Had one block and one steal ... Saw two minutes of action in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Arizona ... In three C-USA Tournament games, averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds ... Shot 80 percent from the field ... Netted two points (1-of-1 FG) in the C-USA Tournament title game victory over UTEP ... Grabbed three boards and added a block in C-USA Tournament semifinal victory over East Carolina ... Played nine minutes vs. the Pirates ... Scored six points (3-of-3 FG) and had a steal in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Miss ...

Conference USA play: Played in 16 league contests ... Made two starts (home game vs. East Carolina, away vs. SMU) ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds ... Had six assists, 15 blocked shots and nine steals ... Ranked 12th among the C-USA leaders (league games only) in blocked shots ... Shot 64.9 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from the free throw line ... Netted four points in regular season finale win over Tulane at home ... Played a C-USA season-high 22 minutes in a road setback at East Carolina ... Had six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal vs. the Pirates ... Scored six points and added seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in a road loss at Rice ... Blocked a career-high four shots in a home win over Southern Miss ... Also had six points and two boards vs. the Golden Eagles ... Scored six points and pulled down three boards in a home loss to Tulsa ... Had a stretch of four games (Jan. 12-22) in which he was perfect from the field (7-of-7 FG) ... Scored seven points and four rebounds in a home win over Marshall ... Had two points and two boards in his road start at SMU ... Grabbed four rebounds and had two steals (tied career high) in conference opener vs. East Carolina ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in 12 of the 15 non-league regular season games ... Missed three games as a result of injuries ... Averaged 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds ... Had eight assists, 10 blocked shots and six steals ... Shot 61.1 percent from the field, 50 percent from the three-point line and 54.5 percent from the foul line ... Had five points and five boards in a road win at Gonzaga ... Scored nine points and added six boards and three blocked shots in a road loss at Tennessee ... Hit his second career trey vs. the Volunteers ... Had eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in a home win over Tennessee State ... Scored six points and pulled down two boards in a home setback to Georgetown ... Had a spectacular second-half dunk vs. the Hoyas, which was a nominee in the InterSport Dunks of the Year contest ... Played a career-high 29 minutes in his start vs. Western Kentucky ... Had a career game in the home win over the Hilltoppers ... Posted first career double-double with career highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds ... Also set a career best for FG made (5) ... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in a home win over Arkansas State ... Dished out a career-high four assists in the season-opening win over Centenary ... Also had four rebounds and two blocks vs. Centenary.

2009-10 Season (Freshman)
Saw game action in 33 of the Tigers' 34 contests ... Made three starts ... Averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Had six assists, eight blocks and eight steals ... Shot 57.5 percent from the field, 50 percent from the three-point line and 58.3 percent from the charity stripe ...

Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Played in all three postseason games ... Averaged 0.7 points and 1.0 rebounds ... Shot 100 percent from the floor ... In the two NIT games, averaged 1.5 rebounds ... Played six minutes and grabbed one board vs. Ole Miss in the NIT second round ... Earned his third start of the year vs. St. John's in the NIT first round ... Played a postseason-high eight minutes vs. the Red Storm in the NIT first round ... Grabbed two rebounds in the NIT first-round victory over St. John's ... In C-USA Tournament quarterfinal vs. Houston, scored two points on 1-of-1 FG ...

Conference USA play: Played in 15 of the Tigers' 16 league games ... Made one start (home game vs. UAB) ... Averaged 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Had four assists, three blocked shots and four steals ... Shot 46.7 percent from the field, 100 percent from the three-point arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line ... Had three points, two boards and one steal in the regular season finale win over Tulsa ... Netted the three points vs. the Golden Hurricane on the first three-pointer of his career ... His three-pointer closed out an 8-2 run to end the first half and extend a 22-17 lead to 30-19 at halftime ... Scored four points and added two boards and a season-high tying two blocked shots in a road victory at UAB ... Netted the four points on 2-of-2 FG and the field goals came on back-to-back possessions midway through the first half ... Grabbed three boards and added two points (2-of-2 FT) in a home win over Southern Miss ... Had four points, four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in a road setback at Houston ... Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in a home win over SMU ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in a home win over UCF ... Played a season-best 17 minutes vs. the Knights ... Also had two boards, one assist and one steal vs. UCF ... Got first start in C-USA action in a home win over UAB ... Grabbed one board and added one steal vs. the Blazers ... Had two rebounds in contests at SMU, at Rice and vs. East Carolina ... Played 11 minutes off the bench vs. the Pirates ... Saw his first conference action at Southern Miss (six minutes) ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-league regular season games ... Averaged 2.5 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Had two assists, five blocked shots and four steals ... Shot 62.5 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from the foul line ... Had one point and two boards in a home loss to Gonzaga ... Scored four points and pulled down two rebounds in a road setback at Syracuse ... Netted his four points vs. the Orange on 2-of-2 FG ... Had two points, three rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots (tied season high) and one steal vs. Houston Baptist ... Pulled down five rebounds and added four points in a home win over IUPUI ... Posted four points and four boards vs. Southeast Missouri State ... Had two points and two rebounds in a road win at UALR ... Scored a season-high tying six points in a home victory over Montana State ... Tied a career best with three FG made (3-of-4 FG) ... Also had three rebounds and two blocked shots (season high) vs. Montana State ... Had an impressive put-back dunk at the halftime buzzer vs. the Bobcats ... Scored four points and added one assist and one steal vs. Arkansas State ... Scored a season-best six points in a home win over Oakland ... Hit a season-high three FG (3-of-3 FG) in only seven minutes of action vs. Oakland ... Received first collegiate starting nod vs. Central Arkansas ... Played 14 minutes vs. Central Arkansas ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored three points in the win over the Bears ... Played nine minutes in his first collegiate game vs. Jackson State ... Had one point and two rebounds vs. Jackson State.

High School
Played his prep career for Coach Celneque Bobbitt at Harker Heights High School ... Recorded a 43-inch vertical leap in high school ... As a senior, averaged 16.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.3 blocked shots and 2.1 steals ... Helped lead the Knights to a 17-13 overall record ... Named to the Texas 12-5A All-District first team ... Had one of his best games against A&M Consolidated in the 2008-09 season ... Posted 31 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the Knights' 91-77 victory ... Also had an all-around performance versus Ellison with 15 points, 12 boards and five blocked shots ... Registered another double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Pflugerville Henderson ... Prior to his senior campaign, selected as one of the 20 names to know for 2009 by the Killeen Daily Herald... Played AAU basketball with the D-1 Ambassadors.

Personal
Full name is Dalenta Jameral Stephens ... Son of Will Stephens and Dorothea Love ... Birthday is December 19 ... A Sport and Leisure Management major.

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