NEW YORK, NY – April 15, 2019 – Acquired prior to the start of the season from the South Bay Lakers, Stephen Zimmerman joined the Westchester Knicks performing at a rate that not only slotted him amongst its franchise leaders but did so while flirting with career numbers.
In just one season with Westchester, and through 44 regular season games, he ranks 12th in rebounds (314), 10th in rejections (38), eighth in offensive rebounds (102) and sixth in single season rebounds (314) in the program’s history.
Zimmerman’s 20 rebounds hauled against Delaware (3/11) marked a season best and a superlative by a Knick this season. That performance came in a double-double with Zimmerman also scoring 12 points. He registered 10 or more rebounds 11 times and tallied six double-doubles this season.
Against Capital City (1/6), Zimmerman hauled eight boards on the offensive glass which tied his career-high first set against Long Island (12/7/16) as a member of the Erie BayHawks. Zimmerman achieved that feat again against Long Island (2/9). Both efforts were the most by any Knick this season.
Offensively, Zimmerman’s scoring was on best display against Wisconsin (3/2) when he netted 23 points on 84.6-percent shooting (11-of-13). He also battled for nine rebounds.
On February 19, Zimmerman was named to the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying February Team. Alongside a 12-man roster, the team went 2-0 in a pair of home second round games.
The Hendersonville, TN native finished the season averaging 8.3 points on 56.4-percent shooting, 7.1 rebounds (third-best on the team), 1.8 assists, 0.9 blocks and garnered 15 starts through 46 games played.