Local product of St. Xavier High School who joined the Cardinals as a non-scholarship player.
Scored two points in six minutes of action vs. Rutgers.
Played briefly against Hartford for his first collegiate action. He played two minutes at USF and one minute vs. Oklahoma.
One of two Kentucky products on the U of L roster along with Preston Knowles.
Averaged 19.9 points and 8.6 rebounds a game as a senior at St. Xavier High School for Coach Joe Bergamini in Louisville. He connected on 32 percent from three-point range as a senior and 48 percent overall from the field.
Earned first-team All-Seventh Region Honors and all-district honors as a senior.
Scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a season-ending 68-65 loss to Manual in the district semifinals. St. Xavier completed its season with a 9-17 record.
Early in his high school career, he ranked among the top scorers ever at the junior varsity level at St. Xavier.
Earned Honor Roll status at St. Xavier.
Chose to concentrate on basketball in high school over swimming, a sport in which he won state titles at the AAU level prior to high school, including the 100M butterfly event.
Born May 9, 1989 ... Son of Bill and Susie Steiden ... Has a younger sister (Sarah) and brother (Nicholas) ... Major is business.
Personal goal at U of L is to win a championship and graduate.
Enjoys watching horse racing in his spare time.
Chose to attend U of L because "I have been a huge fan my whole life."
Best basketball advice given to him was to learn how to shoot.
Few people know that he was a state championship swimmer.
Most proud of his uncle Patrick.
His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Feels Patrick Swazy would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
Wanted to wear No. 25 because it was worn by Steve Kerr, the NBA's career leader in three-point percentage.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his Brett Favre poster.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his success on and off the court.
Would most like to meet: The Pope.
Basketball Player: Manu Ginobli
Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Jeff SaturdayPeyton Manning
Movies: Road House, Scent of a Woman, Superbad, Apocalypto