Stephen Zimmerman

Position: Center
Height: 7-foot
Weight: 241 pounds
High School: Bishop Gorman High School
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Twitter: @BIGG_ZIMM
Instagram: @scuba_steve33

USA Basketball Notes

Gold Medal: 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

  • Member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 8.8 ppg. and a team second-best 6.2 rpg.
  • Participated in the 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

College Notes

  • Remains undecided where he will attend college but lists eight schools as finalists, including University of Arizona, Indiana University, UCLA, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of North Carolina and UNLV.

High School Honors

  • 2014 All-Southwest League first team.
  • MaxPreps 2013-14 Boys Basketball Junior All-American third team.

High School Notes

  • Attends Bishop Gorman High School (Nev.), where he led the Gaels to three-straight Nevada Division I state titles (2012, 2013 and 2014).
  • Recorded 11 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in the 2014 state championship game as Bishop Gorman finished the year with a 30-3 record.
  • As a junior, averaged better than 15.0 ppg. and 10.0 rpg. on the season.
  • High school teammates with fellow Men's U18 National Team member, Chase Jeter.

Personal Notes

  • Born on Sept. 9, 1996 in Hendernsonville, Tennessee. Currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Son of Lori Stevens and Stephen Zimmerman. Has five siblings, younger brother Cade Booth (17), older sisters Stephanie (23), Rachel (21) and Alyssa (20) and younger sister Kylie (10).
  • Suffered a torn meniscus during his freshman year, but continued playing as he was not diagnosed until a month after the injury.
  • Started playing basketball when he was 5 years old.
  • Favorite memory of watching the 2012 Olympics was seeing the United States men’s basketball team win the gold medal.
  • His favorite 2012 Olympian was Kevin Love.
  • If he cold drive anything it would be a car, as he currently does not have one.
  • Favorite superhero is Superman.
  • Favorite movies include, The Notebook, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Transformers, Waterboy and 21 Jump Street.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack is a banana.
  • Has one dog, a boxer named Rocky.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball is tennis.
  • Lists Larry Bird as his favorite basketball player of all time and Magic Johnson as his favorite Olympian.
  • Names Kemba Walker as the best player he has ever faced.
  • Roots for the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Currently the most played song on his iPod is Heartbreaker by Justin Bieber.
  • The most impressive person he has ever met is Myles Turner because, “He inspires me.”
  • Whenever he is away from the basketball court, the thing he most enjoys doing is eating.
  • Is a righty, however only writes with his right hand; plays basketball and any other sport with his left hand.
  • Something most people do not know about him is that he likes to sing in the shower.

 

USA Basketball Statistics:
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 U18
5/0
21-33
.636
0-1
.000
2-6
.333
31/6.2
44/8.8
0
6
5
Totals
5/0
21-33
.636
0-1
.000
2-6
.333
31/6.2
44/8.8
0
6
5