Friday, September 17, 2010

Mike Melton Flashback: Lance Stephenson Faces OJ Mayo

After reading my mailbag question about the best middle school player I ever saw, I was reminded of Lance Stephenson. I first saw Stephenson as a 7th Grader playing 17 and Under at the Rumble in the Bronx. The next summer as a rising 9th grader he locked up with OJ Mayo for a memorable showdown at Reebok’s ABCD 2005 Camp. This was one of Stephenson’s final events before entering high school. I was in the building and the buzz was crazy. The video will tell the story.