E.J. Stephens joins Gophers men’s basketball

The Gophers add another senior guard through the transfer portal.

Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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Williams Arena as seen on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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Senior E.J. Stephens announced on Friday he has transferred to the Gophers’ men’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-3 guard played four seasons for Lafayette but started just 32 games in the four years. After scoring a career-high 12.1 points per game while shooting 42.8% in his junior season, Stephens surpassed both marks his senior year.

Though he only started three games in the 2020-21 season, he averaged 32.4 minutes per game and put up 16.4 points per game. He shot 45.5% from the field, 32.7% from deep and 90.4% from the line. The Gophers gained a reliable shooter in Stephens, who holds a career 44.4% field goal percentage.

Head coach Ben Johnson has now added two guards along with a forward via the transfer portal to his 2021 team.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.