Stephen Zimmerman Jr.

Stephen Zimmerman Jr. (ORL) – “SZJ” 

(Joshua Dahl/USA TODAY Sports)


orl Forward/Center: 7’0, 240 lbs; 2nd year, UNLV

NBA Role: (raw) inside-out prospect UnderDOG

Had Stephen Zimmerman Jr. stayed another year in Vegas, he could’ve vaulted to a mid-late first round spot – ORL & GM Rob Henigan feel they have a second-round steal*; a seven-footer w/ touch, Zimmerman Jr. is another ‘oversized’ floor spacer w/ the ability to play both frontcourt spots – has pop out to downtown; at UNLV, Stephen provided brief glimpses of his NBA potential – turned a few heads w/ his fluidity and shot-blocking as a freshman; needs to become best buds w/ ORL’s strength and conditioning coach; could struggle to protect the basket til he figures out his best defensive strategy (will he become the rare shooter/shot-blocker?); can Frank Vogel groom Zimmerman Jr. into a watch dog/rim protector or will he earn minutes just to stretch the floor?

*drafted 41st overall in 2016

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 67


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 1.2 points/game, 1.8 rebounds/game, 32% FG
  • McDonald’s All-American (2015)