After narrowing his choices to BYU, Butler and South Carolina, Washington transfer guard Erik Stevenson will reportedly announce his decision tomorrow (Sunday). We first reported Erik’s three finalists yesterday on our Transfer Big Board 2.0 and Jeff Goodman confirmed later. Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers reported this morning that Stevenson will make his decision tomorrow.
Washington transfer Erik Stevenson is down to three finalists, with a decision coming on Sunday, a source told @Stockrisers. His finalists are BYU, Butler, and South Carolina.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 10, 2021
He averaged 9.3 points and 3.6 rebounds last season for the Huskies.
Stevenson played two seasons at Wichita State before transferring and playing for the Huskies last season. He averaged 11.1 points as a sophomore and 9.3 points this past season at Washington. The 6-foot-3 guard mainly plays at the two and brings shot-creating ability. He’s had three games with over 25 points in his career but has struggled with consistency. This season he shot 36% from the field, 30% from three and 79% from the foul line. Stevenson did better the final two months of the season, averaging over 12 points per game and shooting close to 40%. His sophomore season at Wichita State he averaged 11.1 points and 1.5 steals.
My sense is that he is leaning towards South Carolina. If BYU were to get Stevenson, he could potentially form a nice backcourt with Alex Barcello and Cincinnati transfer Mike Saunders Jr. Washington was 5-21 this past season and had some issues, so I think putting Stevenson in Mark Pope’s system would greatly help his efficiency.
Out of high school Stevenson was a consensus 3-star prospect and top 250 recruit. In addition to Wichita State he had offers from LSU, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Yale, Hawaii and other.
You can watch highlights from his time at Wichita State below.