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Stephan Van Treese
Stephan Van Treese

RS Senior

Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245




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Former UofL center will play for Niigata Albirex Basketball in the 2014-15 season


Pitino Reviews 2013-14 Men's Basketball Season

The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.


Louisville Postgame Quotes

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Men's Basketball Opens NCAA Tournament Against Manhattan

The Cardinals are making their 40th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.


Smith, No. 5 Louisville Power Past Houston, 94-65

Smith leads Cardinals past Houston in AAC tournament semifinals



Louisville v Kentucky | NCAA Regional Semifinal



NCAA Regionals | Practice Day 1


#4 Louisville vs. #5 Saint Louis

USATSI gallery, NCAA men's basketball tournament



Louisville Men's Basketball v Saint Louis | NCAA Round 3



Louisville v Manhattan | NCAA Round 2

Junior Year:

  • Top reserve at center as a junior.
  • Averaged 3.7 rebounds in nine postseason games, including leading the Cardinals with eight rebounds against Villanova in the BIG EAST quarterfinals and grabbing seven boards against North Carolina A&T in the NCAA Second Round.
  • His 11.2 rebounds per 40 minutes average was second on the team to Gorgui Dieng (12.1).
  • Grabbed his 200th career rebound at Notre Dame.
  • Gained his first start of the year against Western Kentucky and produced three points, three rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes.
  • Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds at College of Charleston.
  • Played a career-high 34 minutes off the bench against Illinois State, producing six points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.
  • Contributed a season-high eight points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Duke.
  • Played in just three games during the 2011-12 season after suffering another setback on Nov. 26 when he reinjured his left knee. He did not return to action for the remainder of the year.
  • Had missed all of practice since the Cards began on Oct. 14, 2011, but he had his first individual workout on Nov. 14, and returned to full practice on Nov. 16.
  • Played in his first game at Butler after recovering from a strained patellar tendon in his left knee and produced four points, a rebound and a blocked shot while playing six minutes in his home town.

Sophomore Year:

  • Averaged 4.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST games, scoring in double figures in three league games. He started 12 games, including 11 BIG EAST games.
  • His 70.5 percent field goal accuracy (31-of-44) in league games was among the BIG EAST leaders before he dropped below the per-game minimum.
  • Grabbed at least one steal in 15 games as a sophomore (21 total).
  • Scored 10 points and had three rebounds and a steal against Marquette (Jan. 15).
  • Produced career highs of 14 rebounds and 12 points against USF in his second career start, marking his first career double-double.
  • Pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Seton Hall and scored four points, his first double-digit rebounding effort.
  • Totaled eight points, three steals and added four rebounds against Marshall with a pair of dunks.
  • Grabbed six rebounds against Chattanooga in 16 minutes.

Freshman Year:

  • Saw action in 15 games as a freshman.
  • Scored his first collegiate basket against East Tennessee State (Nov. 21) while playing five minutes in that game, adding two rebounds and a blocked shot.
  • Grabbed three rebounds in four minutes vs. Charlotte.

High School:

  • Averaged 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 blocked shots as a senior in helping Indianapolis North earn a 25-3 record and the regional finals, where it lost to Franklin Central.
  • AP All-State selection (second team) and a first team all-county honoree as a senior.
  • A three-year starter at Lawrence North, Van Treese was ranked No. 67 nationally by USA Today analyst Rob Harrington and was listed No. 37 among the nation's top power forwards by Scout. com. He was honored on the Indianapolis Star's 2008 Super Team.
  • Averaged 11.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a junior when Lawrence North posted an 18-6 record and reached the sectional finals.
  • Member of the Indiana All-Star team following his senior year which swept Kentucky in the two-game series.
  • Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Black Squad in the 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Classic All-Star game played in Freedom Hall.
  • Also received interest from Ohio State and UCLA.


  • Born Sept. 26, 1990 ... Son of Dan and Joyce Van Treese ... Has an older (Nathan) and younger (Jordan) brother ... Has earned a degree is sport administration and will likely be in graduate school this season.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to graduate and win another NCAA Championship.
  • Enjoys fishing, boating, riding ATVs, and playing X-box in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it is close to home and I wanted to play for Coach Pitino, at a great program and with the best fans in the country."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "hard work beats talent when talent isn't working hard."
  • Most proud of his family.
  • His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Vince Vaughn would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Rik Smits.
  • Wanted to wear No. 44 because "it has been my number all of my life."
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his television and X-box.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is "we are all like a family. We all support one another."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his work ethic and passion for the game.
  • Would most like to meet Peyton Manning.


  • Basketball Player: Reggie Miller
  • NBA Team: Indiana Pacers
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Peyton Manning
  • Movies: Wedding Crashers, Inception, The Break Up, The Patriot
  • TV Shows: Breaking Bad
  • Actor: Vince Vaughn
  • Comedian: Nick Swardson
  • TV Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
  • Subject: English
  • Web Site: Facebook,
  • Musical Group/Singer: Lil Wayne, Drake, John Mayer, Mac Miller
  • Foods: pizza, steak, his mother's chili
  • Midnight Snack: ice cream, Taco Bell
  • Vacation spot: Bahamas
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Greg Oden

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