Chris Beard has his first commit in Seward County C.C. shooting guard Niem Stevenson (6-5/185), originally from Ranchview in Dallas.
Stevenson is a flat-out scorer, averaging 19 points a game, 5 rebounds and 1.4 assists, while shooting 51% from the field and 38% from the three-point, via NJCAA. The cool thing in rolling through his stats is that Stevenson can score very efficiently at times and the last four games of his JUCO career, Stevenson was 11-19 for 30 points, 11-15 for 26 points, 10-18 for 30 points and 10-19 for 24 points. That’s serious production and during that four game streak, Stevenson also shot 13 of 25 from the three-point line.
In terms of watching his game, Stevenson is a varied scorer, he can drive and score at the rim and he can shoot from the outside. He’s also not afraid to post-up, which is strange to see from a guard to have the wherewithal to know how and when to do that. Stevenson can also score in traffic, which is pretty nifty.
Stevenson was previously a JUCO honorable mention All-American and 2014 and a first team All-American in 2016. Stevenson has a knee injury that kept him out of the 2015 season, but obviously came roaring back in 2016.