OREGON STATE 2004-2005: Chris is one of the premier perimeter shooters on the West Coast...he and teammates Angelo Tsagarakis and Jason Fontenet give the Beavers more perimeter threats than in any recent season...a hard worker on the floor who also plays solid defense...can handle the ball well and is a quiet leader...at his current pace he would break the school's career mark for three-point field goals, which is currently 179 -- Stephens is on pace to make approximately 187 for his four-year career...an underrated player in the conference...he has played in every game of his career at OSU (56 games).
2003-2004: Chris quietly compiled a banner season...eighth in the Pac-10 and second on the team for scoring at 15.8 points per game...led the team for three-point field goals with 76, the second-highest figure ever by a Beaver in a single season (82 -- Gary Payton/1989)...led the team for scoring 11 times and scored 20-plus points five times...scored a career-high 24 points against eventual conference champion Stanford in Gill Coliseum...also had games of 23 vs. Kansas State and Washington, and 22 points vs. USC and Arizona...started his first career game Nov. 29, 2003 vs. IPFW and now has a streak of 26 consecutive starts...shot .378 from three-point range for the season, including .439 (36-82) over the last 12 games, and .444 (24-54) over the final eight...finished the year third in the Pac-10 at 2.65 threes per game...made at least two threes in 24 of the last 25 games...led the team for field goal attempts with 367...hit 4 of 4 free throw attempts in the final 14 seconds of a triple overtime victory over Kansas State...had a streak of 16 consecutive made free throws...finished the year fourth in the Pac-10 for free throw percentage at .822...scored 15-plus points in 10 consecutive games, the longest streak by a Beaver since Gary Payton's 17-game run in 1990...scored 442 poitns for the season, the seventh-highest total ever by a Beaver sophomore.
2002-2003: Chris averaged 3.6 points and 9.8 minutes per game in his true-freshman season...scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 17 points at the Sports Arena against USC...he was 5-for-6 from three-point range vs. the Trojans and 4-for-6 at California...shot .826 (19-23) from the free throw line...he made a crucial three-point field goal with 19 seconds left against Portland State to tie the game -- the Beavers later won on a Brian Jackson three-pointer at the buzzer.
MADISON: Chris was a three-year starter...he earned first team All-Portland Interscholastic League selection as a junior and senior, and was a second team pick as a sophomore...the January (2002) Athlete of the Month, as selected by Madison HS and KATU Television in Portland...he left Madison as the school's all-time leading scorer...averaged 22.9 points, 5.4 assists, and shot 48 percent from three-point range as a senior...third team all-state as a senior...second in the state for scoring his final season...led Madison to the state playoffs for the first time in 32 years.
PERSONAL: Born in Portland...son of Chris and Bertie Stephens...played on an AAU team that featured teammates Ben Sullivan of Cal State-Northridge, Drew Dukeshire at Weber State, Chris Rogers of Arizona and Brandon Lincoln of Oregon...undeclared major.
GAMES OF NOTE
Jan. 29, 2004 vs. Stanford -- Chris hit 8 of 13 field goal attempts and ended the game with a career-high 24 points against the No. 2 Cardinal...he tied his career-high with five three-point field goals (7 att.) and made 3 of 4 free throw attempts.
Jan. 30, 2003 at USC -- Chris hit 5 of 6 three-point field goal attempts in the opening half at the Sports Arena helping the Beavers to a road victory...he scored a career-high 17 points in 15 minutes.
Feb. 19, 2004 vs. Arizona -- Chris hit 8 of 15 field goal attempts in the team's upset of No. 14 Arizona at Gill Coliseum...he was 4-for-8 from three-point range and ended the game with 22 points.
CAREER-HIGHS Points:24 vs. Stanford (1/29/04) Rebounds: 6, twice Assists:3, three times Blocked Shots:1, many times Steals:3, twice Field Goals:8, three times Field Goals Att.:19 at Hawaii (12/15/03) 3-Pt FGS: 5 at USC (1/30/03) & vs. Stanford (1/29/04) 3-Pt FGS Att.:12 vs. Oregon (1/10/04) Free Throws:9 at USC (1/4/04) FT Att.:10 vs. Kansas State (12/6/03) Minutes: 42 vs. Portland (11/25/03)