The Minneapolis Lakers Community mourns the loss of Jeff Stevens.
A dedicated coach and board member, Jeff volunteered his time and passion to serving his community by mentoring our youth, teaching the game of basketball, encouraging kids to be the best version of themselves, and built lasting relationships.
His coaching accomplishments include leading two teams to State Championships; one girls team, and one boys team. His participation on the Mpls Lakers Board is an example of leadership that inspires others to continue a legacy of service to our youth and our community.
Our organization is blessed to have Jeff’s impact and it would not be where it is today without his thoughtful guidance and presence. We extend our deepest condolences to Jeff’s family: Erica, Maia, Michael, and Maren. We are grateful for Jeff being a part of our lives.
It is our honor to announce the Jeff Stevens Memorial Scholarship Fund, which continues his legacy.
We realize that traveling sports costs can be burdensome for families. This fund collects donations to be put towards Mpls Lakers Scholarships that help players afford season fees.
You can contribute to this fund in memory of Jeff by sending your donation via Paypal or by sending a check.
Jeff was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in North Dakota in high school, who then went on to NDSU, before transferring to NAIA power Black Hills State, where he became All American, and was inducted to their Hall of Fame
Jeff Stevens, Black Hills State Class of '97
His records include:
• Scoring the most points in a single game – 46 points
• Most rebounds in a single game – 23 (tied for first place)
• Most rebounds in a single season – 310
• Most rebounds in career – 840
• Scored 1,982 points in career (second most in history)
• Ranked #13 in nation in individual scoring (senior year, 22.03 ppg)
• Ranked #14 in nation in individual rebounding (senior year, 9.67 rpg)