Could Stepheson be UCLA-bound?

Alex Stepheson, who prepped at Harvard-Westlake, is officially transferring from North Carolina, the Associated Press reported. He was granted a release so that he can transfer to another school.

Stepheson leaving UNC for family reasons
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. North Carolina forward Alex
Stepheson is transferring because
he wants to be closer to his family in California.
Stepheson said Friday in a statement that his family is facing
unspecified health concerns.
Stepheson is a Los Angeles native who was the backup to Deon Thompson
at power forward. In two
years he averaged 3.16 points and 3.36 rebounds.
Coach Roy Williams said he is disappointed but understands
Stepheson’s decision because “by
being closer to home, he will be able to provide the necessary
support and help his family
School officials said they have granted Stepheson’s request for a
release, a move that permits
him to contact other programs.

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  • BruinGuy

    Are you sure he was released from a Letter of Intent? Those only apply to high school seniors.

  • Jill Painter

    He was given his release so he can transfer to another school.

  • Charles O’Bannon

    What are his health concerns?

  • Jill Painter

    It is an undisclosed illness.