Georgia Tech Basketball: Quinton Stephens makes Turin EuroCup roster

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Quinton Stephens
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Quinton Stephens /

European basketball will have at least one more American player in its midst, and the newest addition will be a familiar name to Yellow Jackets fans.

Georgia Tech‘s latest addition to the world of professional basketball was a big part of last season’s successful run. Former Jacket Quinton Stephens was added to a EuroCup roster last week.

Stephens, a 2017 graduate of Georgia Tech, nabbed a spot with the FIAT Turin team as a league rookie. He was the final player added to complete the team’s roster, signing a one-year deal.

EuroCup Basketball, previously known as the ULEB Cup, is a yearly professional league competition comprised of 24 teams.

FIAT Turin has a 13-man roster coached by Luca Banchi. The team has six total players from the United States, six from Italy and one from Jamaica.

Last season, during Georgia Tech’s NIT finals run, Stephens started 37 games as a senior forward under first-year Jackets head coach Josh Pastner. An Atlanta native, Stephens averaged 10.4 points and 7.6 rebounds for Tech in his final campaign.

Stephens attended Marist School in Atlanta, and graduated from Georgia Tech this year with a business administration degree. At 6’9″ and 196 lbs, he was a four year letter winner at Tech. Stephens was twice an all-state player in high school and was rated a three-star recruit.

The Turin were originally founded in 1974 Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino and re-founded in 2015 as the current FIAT sponsored incarnation.

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The 2017-18 EuroCup will begin on Wednesday, October 11 and run through Monday, April 16 of next year. The Yellow Jackets will get their own season underway overseas when they take on UCLA in Shanghai on November 10th.