New York legend and McDonald's All-American Lance Stephenson has committed to Cincinnati, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv in New York.
"He's off to Cincinnati," an anonymous source close to the family told SNY.tv. "It's a done deal."
Stephenson's recruitment has been unique in that he's a consensus top 10 prospect who has been turned away by schools such as Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland and Florida for a variety of reasons, most notably because of the impression in recruiting circles that Stephenson will almost certainly bring a thorough NCAA investigation to campus. His ties to athletic apparel companies and BornReady.tv have many questioning whether his amateur status has been compromised.
Stephenson is due in Brooklyn Criminal Court on July 15 to face sexual assault charges.