Continuing their swift start to the summer, Cheshire Phoenix have announced their latest recruit as they confirm the signing of University of Minnesota guard EJ Stephens for the 2023/24 season.
The 6’3 guard spent four years at Lafayette University between 2017-2021 before transferring in 2022 to the University of Minnesota where he was a starter, averaging 10.2 points per game and shooting a solid 38% from the three-point line.
Stephens will be entering his first sesaon as a professional hooper with the Ellesmere Port Sports Village franchise.
Speaking ahead of his arrival in the north-west, Stephens said:
“I am beyond excited to be able to join the Cheshire Phoenix organization. This is an amazing opportunity and I am so blessed to have this great organization believe in me and my abilities.
“I am looking forward to getting to work with my teammates and staff, and to be able to build upon the great success this team had last season. I promise I will give everything I have and work everyday to help this team win even more games. I am looking forward to getting to Ellesmere Port to meet everyone and I cannot wait to get to work.”
Phoenix Head Coach Ben Thomas added:
“I’m happy to have EJ onboard next season. On the court he can really score the ball in a lot of different ways whilst always playing tough defence, but the thing that most stands out with EJ is his enthusiasm and attitude. He is a great teammate and I know he is really motivated for this opportunity.”
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