Boilermakers ranked as high as 16th in preseason magazines
First episode leading into Friday's first practice unveiled today
Boilers leave Tuesday for Louisville to face Cincinnati in Thursday's second round.
Hammons scored 10 points in the game
Hammons scores a game-high 23 points in win.
Kendall Stephens photo gallery from the 2014-15 season.
Purdue Advances to Big Ten Semifinals With 64-59 Win Over Penn State.
March 1, 2015
Purdue vs. Minnesota (USATSI)
Purdue Men's Basketball played Ohio State on February 4, 2015.
2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014-15 Photo Gallery
Stephens on B1G Freshman Team (March 10, 2014)
Stephens appeared in all 34 games with 16 starts, averaging 8.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG and 1.6 APG in 22.4 minutes per contest.
Dislocated a pinkie finger in the EASports Maui Invitational that never seemed to get better as the year went on. Also sprained an ankle early in the season that hampered Stephens during non-conference play.
His 137 three-pointers through his sophomore season are the most in school history and the fourth most for an active player among power-conference juniors.
Connected on a three-pointer in 22 straight games from Feb. 5 to Dec. 20, 2014, the fifth-longest streak in school history.
Averaged 11.6 PPG and 3.0 RPG while shooting 48-of-112 (.429) from long distance in the first 18 games, before re-injuring the finger in a loss against Illinois on Jan. 21.
In the last 18 games following his injury, Stephens was just 25-of-78 (.321) from long distance.
His 73 three-pointers were the 10th most in a season in school history, while his 190 three-point attempts were 11th.
Now ranks 11th on the career three-pointers made list (137), is 12th on the three-point attempts list (363) and 15th on the career three-point percentage list (.377).
Surpassed 500 career points in the win over Nebraska (Feb. 15) and boasted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.37 (56:41).
Connected on six three-pointers three times as a sophomore (IUPUI, Arkansas State, Penn State).
Hit one of Purdue's biggest shots of the season in the overtime win over Penn State. Down three, Stephens grabbed an offensive rebound, took a dribble out to the corner and buried a fall-away three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to send the game into overtime. Finished the contest with 22 points and four rebounds.
Scored a career-high 24 points in the second games of the season against IUPUI (Nov. 16), making 6-of-9 from long distance.
Added 21 points with five three-pointers just two games later against Kansas State and was averaging 15.3 PPG through four games.
Made six three-pointers in the first half against Arkansas State, scoring 18 points during the contest.
Scored 16 points, making 5-of-8 trifectas against Michigan State late in the season. Combined with Dakota Mathias to give the Boilermakers 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists from the shooting guard position (9-of-15 3Ps).
2013-14 Stephens had a strong freshman season, appearing in all 32 games with 16 starts. He averaged 8.0 points per game while shooting 37.0 percent (64-of-173) from long distance and 86.5 percent (32-of-37) from the free throw line.
Was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after averaging 8.4 points per game in Big Ten action.
His 64 three-pointers were the second most by a Purdue freshman in school history (E'Twaun Moore - 66 in 2008) and he led all Big Ten freshman in trifectas made.
Made a three-pointer in 28-of-32 games as a freshman and at least three trifectas in 10 games.
Connected on four three-pointers against Penn State, Minnesota and Michigan State.
Scored in double-figures in six of the last 10 games of the season, averaging 10.1 points per game.
Shot 22 free throws in the final nine games of the season. In the first 22 games, shot just 15 free throws.
Went 20-of-22 (.909) from the free throw line in the final nine games.
Scored a career-high 19 points (4-of-5 3Ps, 7-of-8 FTs) against Michigan State.
A four-star recruit, Stephens was ranked as the 61st-best prospect by Rivals.com and 65th by ESPN.com.
as listed as the No. 3 prospect in the state of Illinois and the 15th-best shooting guard nationally by ESPN.com.
A four-year starter at St. Charles East, Stephens' high school career was cut short by injury after 11 games during his senior campaign.
As a junior, Stephens averaged 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Was averaging 19.2 points per game during his abbreviated senior campaign.
Was named MVP of the Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament as a senior, where he tallied totals of 22, 31 and 30 points, leading St. Charles East to its first tournament title since 1994.
Attended the National Basketball Players Association top 100 camp last summer where he roomed with teammate Bryson Scott.
His father, Everette, played at Purdue in the mid-80s and scored 1,044 career points in 119 career games.
Coached by Brian Clodi and Patrick Woods.
Full name is Kendall Everette Stephens.
Majoring in business.
Born Nov. 11, 1994.
Son of Everette and Kay Stephens.
Has two sisters, Chanel and Paris.