21 - Stephen Maxwell
Stephen Maxwell
Height: 6-7
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
Position: Forward
Previous School: Taft HS

2013-14 Season (Junior)
A first team All-Big West Conference selection ... Also gained All-Big West Academic honors ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Big West Conference Tournament ... To no one’s surprise, Maxwell was one of the top players in the Big West Conference in 2013-14 at 17.5 points (tops on the CSUN team, #4 in the BWC) and a team leading 8.8 rebounds per game, second-best in the Big West Conference ... The team’s top rebounder in 22 games ... Shot .547 (216-for-395) from the floor, fourth-best in the league ... In 23 of the 35 games, Maxwell shot 50 percent or better ... Maxwell scored in double figures in 29 of the 35 games ... Scored 612 points, third-best for a single season at CSUN?... The junior forward averaged 34.5 minutes per game. third-best in the Big West Conference and second-best for a single season at CSUN ... In 28 games, Maxwell chalked up 30 or more minutes ... Played a career-high 47 minutes in the double overtime game at UC?Riverside (3/1/14) ... Played 40 or more minutes in four games ... Tallied 15 double-doubles in 35 games, second-best in the conference and 13th-best in the country ... Has collected 30 double-doubles in his three-year Matador career ... In 15 games Maxwell scored 20 or more points ... Scored a career-high 28 points along with 12 rebounds in CSUN’s 86-80 victory over Morgan State (12/27/13) ... In the season opener, Maxwell scored 23 points along with 12 rebounds to lead CSUN?to an 86-74 victory over Hope International (11/8/13) ... Maxwell hit 11-of-11 free throws, the 16th player in school history to be perfect from the charity stripe in a CSUN game ... Also hit a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe in scoring 26 points against UC?Davis (1/9/14) ... Battling against UCI’s 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye, Maxwell scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Central Michigan University Tournament (Nov. 21-23) with 53 points (19-for-35 from the floor, 15-for-22 from the free throw line) ... Has played in 89 games (78 as a starter) at CSUN in three seasons ... During that time, Maxwell has averaged 14.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... Has collected 713 career rebounds, third-best in school history and only 94 short of tying the school record set by Jerry Joseph (1967-70) ... Only 14 other players in school history have collected 500 or more rebounds ... Maxwell hit 21 free throws in a row over a span of four games before his first miss at Cal Poly (1/16/14) ... The school record remains 33 straight free throws set by Josh Greene last year ... Shot .753 (180-for-239) from the free throw line, ninth-best in the BWC ... His 180 free throws are second-best for a single season, only two short of the school record set by Ollie Carter in 1964-65 ... The 239 free throw attempts are second-best for a single year ... Maxwell has 1,263 points in three seasons at Cal State Northridge, eighth-best in school history … Only 17 other players have reached that figure including Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks who reached the 1,000 point milestone earlier this year ... Gained Big West Conference Player of the Week honors earlier this year for his 50 points and 14 rebounds in wins over UC?Davis (89-79, 1/9/14) and Hawai’i (79-78, 1/11/14) ... Maxwell’s 216 field goals are fourth-best for a single season at CSUN.      

2012-13 Season (Sophomore)

A Big West All-Academic selection ... Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference ... The only CSUN player to start all 31 games (seventh-best for a single season in CSUN history) ... Averaged 14.6 points (#2 on the Matadors, #10 in the BWC and 8.3 rebounds per game (#1 on the Matadors, #2 in the BWC) ... Scored in double figures in 23 games ... The team’s leading scorer in ten games including career-highs in points (27) and rebounds (14) at UC?Santa Barbara (1/24/13) ... In the season finale against Hawai’i (3/7/13), scored 24 points (8-for-12 from the floor) along with 13 rebounds in the 88-75 victory ... The team’s leading rebounder in 16 games ... Collected eleven double-double games ... The team leader in shooting percentage at .556 (173-for-311, #3 in the BWC) ... Averaged 16.3 points (309 pts) and 9.2 rebounds (174 rebounds) in his last 19 games ... Second-best in the Big West Conference in offensive rebounds at 3.8 per game.

2011-12 Season (Freshman)
Ended the season ranked fourth in the Big West Conference with 3.00 offensive rebounds per game, and seventh with 6.4 total rebounds per game ... Tops on the team with a .524 field goal percentage (75-for-143), 147 rebounds, and third with 8.6 points per game and 75 field goals made ... Recorded three double-doubles vs Cal State Bakersfield (20 pts./11 reb., 11/30/11), vs Cal Poly (16 pts./12 reb., 2/15/12), and at Cal State Fullerton (15 pts./12 reb., 2/29/12) ... Ended his season with ten double-figure scoring, and five double-figure rebounding games … Led Cal State Northridge in scoring and rebounding on one and 11 occasions, respectively … Led the team in assists in one game … Scored a season-high 20 points vs. Cal  Bakersfield (11/30/11), his first-ever game as a Matador … Made nine free throws, a career-high, in CSUN’s season finale at Cal State Fullerton (2/29/12) … Recorded a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Cal Poly (2/15/12) … Earned a spot in CSUN’s starting five in 12 of his 23 games played.

Taft High School
Earned first team all-league and first team All-City honors when he averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game as a forward during his senior year at Taft High School in Woodland Hills (Calif) … Maxwell was the team's second leading scorer with 323 points ... Helped lead his team to a 28-3 record and a first place mark of 10-0 in the West Valley League during his senior campaign ... Also helped Taft HS to the Los Angeles city championship ... During the 2010-11 season, scored more than 20 points in two games including 22 points against St. Edwards HS of Lakewood and his best-scoring effort of 24 pointd (11-for-11 from the floor against Stockdale HS of Bakersfield) ... Grabbed ten or more rebounds in seven games ... His best rebounding game was 14 against Corona del Mar High School ... Collected 13 blocks during his senior season.

Matador Memo
Born April 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, Ca. … Parents are Darlene and Kevin Maxwell… Has one brother (Kevin) and two sisters (Tiffany and Jessica) … Lists LeBron James of the Miami Heat as his favorite NBA player … Roots for the Miami Heat … Favorite actor is Marlon Wayans and his favorite actress is Angelina Jolie … Watches Martin … His favorite movie is He Got Game … Lists pizza as his favorite food … Likes to hear the music of Meek Mill … Favorite website is ballislife.com … Decided on Cal State Northridge because of the great coaching staff and the bond with the players … The toughest thing about being an athlete is maintaining focus … Prays before game time … Relaxes by sleeping … The most famous person Stephen has met is Rick Ross … Would like to switch places for a day with his dad … Would like to have dinner with actresses Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union … Would like to be stranded on a desert island with his future wife ... If he had a million dollars he would donate it to Christian churches in Los Angeles … The best advice to young people “Work hard and remain dedicated to accomplishing your goals.” … No one knows, according to Stephen, how much he cares for others … The title of his autobiography would be - Life of a Future Star … Can’t imagine a week without playing basketball … His iPhone is the possession he can’t live without … Spending time with his family always brings a smile to Stephen's face … The best advice given to him is to maintain faith in God no matter how tough things may seem … Always smiles when he spends time with his family ... His greatest hero is Jesus Christ because "he died on the cross for my sins" ... Business Management Major. 

Stephen Maxwell - Career Highs
Points - 28 vs Morgan State (12/27/13)
Field Goals - 11 vs Morgan State (12/27/13)
3-Point Field Goals - 0
Free Throws - 11 (4 games)
Rebounds - 15 at UC Irvine (1/23/14)
Assists - 3 (2 games)
Blocks - 2 (2 games)
Steals - 4 (2 games)

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