Stephen Eric Zimmerman Jr. (born September 9, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played one season of college basketball for UNLV before being selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic.
Zimmerman grabbing a rebound in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game
|No. 41 – Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|Born||September 9, 1996|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Bishop Gorman|
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
|NBA draft||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|2017–2018||South Bay Lakers|
|2019–present||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Zimmerman attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he led the Gaels to four straight state championships, becoming the only player in Nevada history to accomplish the feat at the large-school level. His 114 career wins also made him the winningest player in school history. As a senior in 2014–15, Zimmerman averaged 14.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. He subsequently earned selection to the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.
Zimmerman played one season of college basketball for UNLV. As a freshman in 2015–16, he played in 26 games (24 starts) and averaged 10.5 points, a team-high 8.7 rebounds and a team-high 1.96 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in blocked shots and third in rebounding. He scored in double figures 17 times, including a career-high 21 points on February 2 against New Mexico. He pulled down 10+ rebounds 13 times, including a career-best 16 boards on January 19 against Utah State.
Orlando Magic (2016–2017)Edit
On June 23, 2016, Zimmerman was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 41st overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. On July 7, 2016, he signed with the Magic. During his rookie season, Zimmerman had multiple assignments with the Erie BayHawks, the Magic's D-League affiliate. He also played in 19 games with Orlando, averaging 1.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 5.7 minutes per game. On July 4, 2017, he was waived by the Magic.
South Bay Lakers (2017–2018)Edit
On August 9, 2017, Zimmerman signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. On October 9, 2017, he was waived by the Lakers. He would later be acquired by the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League as an affiliate player of Los Angeles.
Westchester Knicks (2018–2019)Edit
Telekom Baskets Bonn (2019–present)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Stephen Zimmerman Jr. Bio". UNLVRebels.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Orlando Magic Sign Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- Anderson, Mark (March 28, 2016). "Stephen Zimmerman Jr. officially announces he will enter NBA Draft". ReviewJournal.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Magic Select Stephen Zimmerman 41st Overall in NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
- "Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- "Los Angeles Lakers sign center Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- "Stephen Zimmerman: Waived by Lakers". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
- "Capital City Go-Go Select 14 Players in 2018 NBA G League Expansion Draft". NBA.com. August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
- "CAPITAL CITY ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO JOSH DAVIS AND CHASSON RANDLE". NBA.com. August 23, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
- "Groß, jung, NBA-erfahren: Stephen Zimmerman ist der neue Center". telekom-baskets-bonn.de (in German). August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2019.