Perry Stevenson

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Perry Stevenson
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Stevenson in warm-ups before a game
Personal information
Born (1987-01-23) January 23, 1987 (age 32)
Lafayette, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorthside (Lafayette, Louisiana)
CollegeKentucky (2006–2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–2012
PositionPower forward
Career history
2010Tulsa 66ers
2010–2011Rochester Razorsharks
2012South Carolina Warriors
2012Galitos Tley

Perry George Stevenson (born January 23, 1987) is an American high school basketball coach and former basketball player. He is currently an assistant coach at Louisville's Trinity High School.

A power forward, Stevenson played for the University of Kentucky men's basketball team.[1] In his first regular season collegiate game on November 15, 2006, Perry blocked seven shots against Miami (OH) and was given the nickname "Swat" for his ability to block shots.[2]

Stevenson's career-highs include 18 points, 14 rebounds, 7 blocks, 5 steals and 2 assists, respectively (all achieved during his sophomore season). Stevenson saw more playing time after Wildcat star freshman Patrick Patterson suffered an ankle injury before the rematch with Tennessee. Stevenson picked up three of those career highs during that period of time. His sophomore season, he averaged 5.9 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Stevenson moved into the starting rotation for the Kentucky Wildcats after their trip to the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He ranks fifth on UK's all-time blocked shots list with 160.

He was a substitute teacher for Fayette County Public Schools in January 2013. On May 7, 2014, Trinity boys basketball coach Mike Szabo announced that Stevenson would join his staff.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Athletics Player Profile
  2. ^ Yahoo! Sports player stats
  3. ^ Frakes, Jason (May 7, 2014). "Ex-UK player Perry Stevenson named assistant at Trinity". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved May 8, 2014.