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Lee Steiden
Lee Steiden


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
St. Xavier

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185



Freshman Year:

  • 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.

High School:

  • 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
  • TV Shows: Entourage, Flight of the Conchords
  • Actor: Bruce Lee
  • Comedian: Grillburger
  • Subject: American History
  • Book: Kite Runner
  • Musical Group/Singer: Dokken
  • Foods: steak
  • Midnight Snack: dill pickles
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Chuck Cecil
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