Player Profile: DeShawn Stevenson
#2 DESHAWN STEVENSON
Weight: 218 lbs.
Birthdate : April 3, 1981
High School: Washington Union, Fresno, CA
NBA Years: 9
Drafted: 23rd Overall (First Round) By Utah In 2000
Career Transactions: Traded by Utah with a future second round draft pick to Orlando for Gordan Giricek (2/19/04)…Signed as a free agent by Washington (8/5/06)…Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by Washington (7/16/07).
Professionally: Enjoyed his career best season as a professional in 2007-08, when he connected on a career-high 158 three-point field goals, and averaged a career-high 3.1 assists per game…Registered career-high numbers in field goal percentage (.461) and three-point field goal percentage (.404) in 2006-07…At 19 years old, became the youngest player to ever play and start a game for Utah.
Personally: Has two sons, DeShawn Jr. and Londyn Taylor, and a daughter, Skye Christian…Mother and stepfather are Genice and Terry Popps, and has a half-brother, Tyler…Has joined Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld, as well as teammates Brendan Haywood, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, Dominic McGuire and JaVale McGee for the Wizards annual Family-to-Family Holiday Delivery, delivering toys, books, clothes, games and gift certificates to designated families in Washington, DC who needed help with the holidays…Hosted the first session in the “Real Talk with the Wizards” roundtable discussion series with young men from Youth Entrepreneurial Services, KIAMSHA Empowerment Organization and Woodland Terrace Community, and led a discussion focused on stereotypes…Has participated in the “Magic’s Thanksgiving Day” event at the Coalition for the Homeless…Averaged 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists as a senior at Washington Union High School in Fresno, California…Named First Team Parade All-America and Second Team All-USA Today Basketball Team…Starred in the 2000 McDonald’s All-American High School All-Star Game and scored a game-high 25 points…Also won the slam dunk contest at the event…Originally signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Kansas University, but opted for the NBA Draft…Resides in Ashburn, VA.