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Stephen Hurt
41  Stephen Hurt
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Siegel

Last College:
Lipscomb/Northwest Florida Junior College

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 265

Position:
Forward

Experience:
TR

10/22/2014

Media Day Quotes - Players

K-State Players Discuss Upcoming 2014-15 Season

Community College
• Played one season at Northwest Florida State Junior College in Niceville, Fla., during the 2013-14 season... The school finished the season with a 22-6 overall record and a No. 21 ranking in the NJCAA Top 25 poll... One of four players to sign with Division I teams.
• Named honorable mention All-Panhandle Conference... Selected as the Florida Junior College Player of the Week on Dec. 3 after averaging 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in splitting games with Volunteer State (11/29/13) and No. 2 Indian Hills (11/30/13).
• Saw action in 26 of 28 games with 24 starts despite his minutes being hampered by a multitude of injuries... Battled through hamstring and back injuries as well as a tear to the iris of his right eye which caused him to miss two of his team's last five games.
• Averaged 8.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting (70-of-136) from the field, including 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from 3-point range, with 4.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 steals in 15.0 minutes per game... Connected on 80.2 percent (65-of-81) from the free throw line.
• Collected three double-doubles... Scored in double figures in seven games and grabbed double-digit rebounds three times... Led the team in scoring twice and in rebounding on eight occasions... Scored a season-high 29 points in an 89-88 loss eventual NJCAA national runner-up Indian Hills Community College (11/30/13) in 35 minutes of action... Went 8-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, to go with a 9-of-9 effort from the free throw line... Also collected a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Indian Hills (11/30/13)... Grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Volunteer State (11/29/13) and Central Georgia Tech (12/30/13).
• Coached by Steve DeMeo.

At Lipscomb
• Spent two seasons at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., where he was redshirted as a true freshman in 2011-12 before playing in 29 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012-13... Helped the Bisons to a 12-18 record in 2012-13 with a 7-11 mark in conference play.
• Named the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Lipscomb player to earn the honor... Also selected to the league's All-Freshman Team... Four times he was named the league's Rookie of the Week... Selected as the A-Sun "Crons Achiever of the Month" for December as the top performer in the Atlantic Sun as voted on by the fans.
• Rated as the No. 2 scoring and rebounding freshman center in the nation.
• Saw action in 29 of 30 games with 21 starts as redshirt freshman in 2012-13... Averaged 11.5 points on a team-best 53.5 percent shooting (130-of-243) from the field with 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.3 minutes per game... Connected on 68.6 percent (83-of-121) from the free throw line... Ranked first on the team in field goal percentage, rebounding and double-doubles, while was second in scoring and field goals.
• Scored in double figures in 18 games, including one 30-point game and three other contests of 20 or more points... Scored a season-high 30 points at Jacksonville (1/2/13) on 9-of-13 shooting with 11 rebounds... Also went a season-best 12-of-13 from the free throw line vs. the Dolphins.
• Notched eight double-doubles... Named ESPN.com's "Top Performer" after a 23-point, 18-rebound effort against Austin Peay (12/18/12)... Also had double-doubles in road tilts at Kentucky (12 points and 11 rebounds) and Memphis (15 points and 13 rebounds).
• Redshirt as a true freshman after tearing his MCL in his left knee during a basketball mission trip to the Dominican Republic in August 2011.
• Coached by Scott Sanderson.

High School
• A two-year lettermen at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... Helped the school to a 31-3 record and an appearance in the Final Four of the Class 3A state tournament as a senior in 2010-11... The team also was champions of the district, regional and sectional.
• Averaged 17.3 points and 9 rebounds per game.
• Coached by Ben Dotson.

Personal
Stephen Lane Hurt was born April 18, 1993 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... Parents are Willette and Garland Hurt... Has a sister, Kayla (25).
• Also considered Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, VCU and Wichita State.
• Major is social science.