I think the complete opposite. If anything he's shed a bit of that primadonna ego, he's seemed pretty coachable at Cinci.
Anyway, there were reports he's staying at Cinci for his soph seasons a month or so ago but I don't think any of them actually quoted him.
“I think I’m going to stay and keep working,” Stephenson said. “I don’t think I’ve had an NBA season this year so the best choice for me is to stay.”
“In high school, I was the man,” Stephenson said. “I could do everything on the court. I stayed on the court and never came out. Now we have players like me, just as good that can do what I do. I don’t think it’s difficult. It just hasn’t been flowing the way it usually is.”
Those were his quotes. And I agree he's definitely become a bit more humble.
Lance Stephenson pretty much represents everything that is wrong with High School hype machines. Sure he's famous-ish, but has it made him an NBA lock? No. And it's probably made him so arrogant and spoiled that he won't develop into as good of a player as he could have.
It could be worse of course (Jeremy Tyler). At least Lance played pretty well at Cinci, just not well enough to be a first rounder as a freshman.
Believe it or not, NBA scouts and GMs judge you on how you perform in college and on your physical attributes. They don't care that you dominated scrubs on Staten Island.