By Adam Roberts – 4/9/2021
Those of you who listened to games in the NBA bubble last summer may have heard some play-by-play from current Bucks sideline reporter Zora Stephenson. Tonight, she’ll be on the call for the Bucks-Hornets game, making her the first female to call a Bucks’ regular season game.
A product of Elon University, Stephenson held a reporting position in Denver before making the leap to Milwaukee, where she serves as both the Bucks’ primary sideline voice and also contributes to Milwaukee media stations from time-to-time. In Denver, she became an Emmy award-winning broadcaster. Stephenson also excelled on the basketball court, where she was a nominee for the McDonalds All-American team while at Oakton High School in Virginia (she also holds the school-record for three-pointers at 263). During her senior year at Elon, she made a huge leap from her sophomore to junior year, finishing the 13-14 season with the school’s second-highest single season three-point percentage at 40.4%.
Stephenson will be behind the mic for a Bucks-Hornets game tonight that will be sans Giannis and Jrue Holiday; Giannis has now missed four straight games.