Men's Basketball

    22 Lance Stemler  
    Lance Stemler


    Columbia, Ill.

    High School:

    Last College:
    Southwestern Illinois CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 210




    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan 2006-07


    Men's Basketball Vs Iowa 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Iowa 2006-07


    Men's Basketball Vs Purdue 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Purdue 2006-07


    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan State 2006-07

    Men's Basketball Vs Michigan State 2006-07


    Men's Basketball Vs Ball State 2006

    Men's Basketball Vs Ball State 2006

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    SENIOR YEAR (2007-08)

    Team captain • had 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals against Longwood • provided a spark off the bench against UNC Wilmington, scoring two points, grabbing four rebounds and three steals • had four points and four rebounds against Illinois State • also had four boards against Xavier • dropped 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including a 3-for-6 showing from 3-point range versus Georgia Tech • scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting, including 2-for-5 from 3-point range against Tennessee State • notched four points and grabbed three rebounds in 36 minutes of action against Kentucky • scored seven points, pulled down six rebounds and nabbed three steals against Western Carolina • knocked three shots from 3-point range on five attempts for nine points and grabbed five rebounds against Coppin State • recorded seven points, seven rebounds and two steals against Chicago State • played extensively in the second half at Iowa, gathering five points, five boards, an assist and a steal for the game • went 2-2, including 1-1 from 3-point range at Michigan for five points and three rebounds • made both three-point attempts and both foul shots at Minnesota, including a clutch 3-pointer to give the Hoosiers the lead in the final minutes • hauled in three offensive boards and two defensive rebounds against Penn State • recorded four rebounds and knocked in a 3-pointer versus Northwestern • scored three points and had a pair of rebounds at Illinois • hit 2-of-3 shots from 3-point range for six points against Wisconsin • scored five points and pulled down two rebounds against Michigan State • hauled in six rebounds against Ohio State • made his 34th career start at Penn State • dropped in nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from long-range versus Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2006-07)

    Appeared in 30 games and made 19 starts • averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds • added 25 assists and 21 steals • scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds at Michigan State (2/24/07) • returned to double figures with 11 points against Michigan (1/27/07) and added five rebounds • scored in double figures for the second straight game, tallying 16 with two steals vs. No. 24 Michigan State (1/7/07) • went 3-of-5 from 3-point range, scoring 11 points in Big Ten debut at Ohio State (1/2/07) • recorded a career-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, vs. IUPUI (12/22/06) • also pulled in a career-best nine boards, including five on the offensive glass in 33 minutes. • carded eight rebounds and two steals at Kentucky (12/9/06) • went 4-for-8 from 3-point range, tallying 14 points vs. Western Illinois (12/6/06) • returned to the lineup against Charlotte after sitting out a game due to injury and tallied 10 points (12/2/06) • hit 5-of-7 from beyond the arc en route to 15-point effort against Chicago State (11/19/06) • scored a game-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, against Indiana State (11/17/06) • came off the bench to post 10 points against Lafayette (11/13/06).


    Earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) first team All-America honors after leading his squad to 34 victories (31 straight) and a sixth-place finish in the NJCAA national tournament • Stemler was sixth in the nation in scoring at 22.4 points per game and chipped in with eight rebounds and 1.8 steals, while shooting .563 from the floor and .393 from beyond the arc • Stemler earned NJCAA Region 24 Most Valuable Player and first team honors, and was selected to participate in the NJCAA All-Star game where he scored 13 points in leading his team to a 109-94 victory • Furthermore, Stemler earned the school's first-ever National Player of the Week honor (2/15).


    Named Belleville News Democrat Player of the Year as a senior at Gibault High School • averaged 23 points and eight rebounds for Coach Dennis Rueter • named Class A all-state and also garnered second team all-metro status from the St. Louis Post Dispatch • helped his team to a 25-3 record and a #6 state ranking • also lettered in soccer where he was an all-area choice • the youngest of Brian and Joan Stemler's three children was born on Dec. 24, 1984 and is majoring in sports marketing and management.

    Career Statistics

    Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2006-07 30-19 714/23.8 66-169 .391 38-115 .330 27-34 .794 48-74 122 4.1 79-1 25 31 6 21 197/6.6 2007-08 33-15 680/20.6 52-129 .403 29-89 .326 13-17 .765 31-68 99 3.0 78-3 21 8 7 26 146/4.4 TOTAL 63-34 1394/22.1 118-298 .396 67-204 .328 40-51 .784 79-142 221 3.5 157-4 46 39 13 47 343/5.4

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