Stepheson Out For Kent State

Alex Stepheson will miss tonight’s Kent State game due to a family illness:

“Alex has returned to California due to an illness in his family,” coach Roy Williams said in a prepared statement. “We are not certain when he will be able to return. Of course, at this time our thoughts and prayers are with Alex and his family.”

Thoughts and prayers for Stepheson and his family during a difficult time.


3 Responses to Stepheson Out For Kent State

  1. william says:

    Am I the only one who finds this a little strange?

    I hope everything is O.K. but sometimes being vague and obscure is not the way to handle personal matters. Alex is not a doctor so it is doubtful that he is required in actual care-taking, and I think it would be better to at least try to state when he will return, roughly.

  2. Tar Heel Fan says:


    I saw one ABCer comment on 850’s blog that Stepheson was looking to transfer and they were covering it by using this story. The only scenario I can think of is a loved one is about to die and he went home to be with them in their final days but since that sort of thing is not precise it was left open ended.

  3. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Also, perusing the thread on IC it would appear the sick family member in question is his father. This might explain why his play has been erratic and it also lead to some of that wacky board speculation that Alex might end up transferring to be close to his family. According to today’s press conf, Roy was expecting to here from Alex this afternoon and was not expecting him to return for the game at Clemson. šŸ˜¦

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