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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.

Stephen Zimmerman
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Zimmerman grabbing a rebound in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game
No. 41 – Telekom Baskets Bonn
PositionCenter
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1996-09-09) September 9, 1996 (age 23)
Hendersonville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Gorman
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
CollegeUNLV (2015–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Orlando Magic
2016–2017Erie BayHawks
2017–2018South Bay Lakers
2018–2019Westchester Knicks
2019–presentTelekom 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.[1]

College careerEdit

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.[2]

On March 28, 2016, Zimmerman declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[3]

Professional careerEdit

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.[4] On July 7, 2016, he signed with the Magic.[2] During his rookie season, Zimmerman had multiple assignments with the Erie BayHawks, the Magic's D-League affiliate.[5] He also played in 19 games with Orlando, averaging 1.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 5.7 minutes per game.[6] On July 4, 2017, he was waived by the Magic.[6]

South Bay Lakers (2017–2018)Edit

On August 9, 2017, Zimmerman signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[7] On October 9, 2017, he was waived by the Lakers.[8] 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

On August 22, 2018, Zimmerman was selected by the Capital City Go-Go of the G League in the 2018 expansion draft.[9] The next day he was traded to the Westchester Knicks for Chasson Randle.[10]

Telekom Baskets Bonn (2019–present)Edit

On August 7, 2019, Zimmerman joined Telekom Baskets Bonn.[11]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Orlando 19 0 5.7 .323 .000 .600 1.8 .2 .1 .3 1.2
Career 19 0 5.7 .323 .000 .600 1.8 .2 .1 .3 1.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stephen Zimmerman Jr. Bio". UNLVRebels.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Orlando Magic Sign Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Anderson, Mark (March 28, 2016). "Stephen Zimmerman Jr. officially announces he will enter NBA Draft". ReviewJournal.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Magic Select Stephen Zimmerman 41st Overall in NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Los Angeles Lakers sign center Stephen Zimmerman". NBA.com. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Stephen Zimmerman: Waived by Lakers". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Capital City Go-Go Select 14 Players in 2018 NBA G League Expansion Draft". NBA.com. August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "CAPITAL CITY ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO JOSH DAVIS AND CHASSON RANDLE". NBA.com. August 23, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Groß, jung, NBA-erfahren: Stephen Zimmerman ist der neue Center". telekom-baskets-bonn.de (in German). August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2019.

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