December 19, 1973 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||239 lb (108 kg)|
|High school||Our Saviour Lutheran
(The Bronx, New York)
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1999||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|1999||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2000||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2000||Atléticos de San Germán|
|2003||Prokom Trefl Sopot|
|2005–2006||Vertical Vision Cantù|
|2006–2007||Seoul SK Knights|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school and college career
Stewart was a star high school player at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy and later on at Our Saviour Lutheran in the Bronx, where he averaged nearly 36 points per game and earned honorable mention All American honors in the 1992–92 season.
Stewart signed to play at UNLV, but was academically ineligible his freshman year. He redshirted, and played the 1993–94 season with the Runnin' Rebels. Although Stewart wasn't eligible until January, he won Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year honors (becoming the first ever freshman to win the award), averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game. Stewart, who reportedly clashed with the coaching staff several times (even during the time when he on redshirt status), was suspended from the team after the following season. He later transferred to Division II Cal State Bakersfield, where he went on to become Division II Player of the Year and California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year as a senior, leading the team to the NCAA Division II national championship. He also led the nation (Division II) in rebounding as a senior in 1996–97 with 13.4 rpg.
Stewart started his overseas career in Israel with Hapoel Jerusalem in the 2000–01 season. Then, he played for Avtodor Saratov and UNICS in Russia (2001–2003). He also played few games for Prokom Trefl Sopot (Poland) and Adecco Estudiantes (Spain), before signed for NIS Vojvodina (Serbia and Montenegro) in late 2003. After two seasons there, he moved to Italy and played for Vertical Vision Cantù in the 2005–06 season. In the 2006–07 season, he played for Seoul SK Knights (South Korea) and Crvena zvezda (Serbia). He last played for Barons/LMT Rīga (Latvia) in the 2007–08 season, but left the team during the first half of the season.