Lynard Stewart

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Lynard Stewart (born May 12, 1976, in Philadelphia) is an American former professional basketball player.

The 6'8" forward/center was educated at Temple University, where he graduated in 1998, before signing a professional contract in China with the Beijing Ducks. The following season saw him move to Europe to play in the Czech Republic with Mlekarna Kunin and then moved back to his hometown to play for Philadelphia Force in 2000. Further ventures with Maccabi Karmiel (Israel), Siouxland Bombers, and Potros de Villa Francisca (Dominican Republic) followed before he eventually settled with Sheffield Sharks in 2001.

After three seasons with the Sharks, he moved south to play for their title-rivals in the British Basketball League, London Towers, where he spent two more seasons. After a one season hiatus in Belgium, with Euphony Bree, Stewart moved back to England in 2007, to sign for league champions Newcastle Eagles.

Lynard is the younger brother of former NBA player Larry Stewart, and former University of Delaware men's basketball assistant Stephen Stewart. He played high school basketball at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, where he was a teammate of Rasheed Wallace.

Lynard is currently a high school basketball coach at his alma mater. In his first season at Gratz in 2015-16, Stewart led the Bulldogs into the secound round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs after defeating powerhouse Lower Merion in the first round. [1]

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