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Next chapter starts now for Stephenson

Updated: May 18, 2009, 11:57 AM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPN RISE Magazine

Welcome to the world of Lance Stephenson.

No other high school baller -- not even LeBron James -- has been subjected to a level of scrutiny from Day 1 of his freshman year like Stephenson. After making his name at the 2005 ABCD Camp as a rising ninth-grader by holding his own against fellow hoop prodigy O.J. Mayo, Stephenson was hailed as NYC's next "Great One." Originally ticketed for Bishop Loughlin, the Coney Island native switched at the last minute and headed instead for Lincoln ...

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