LCSC men's basketball team signs first recruit for 2010-11 season
Darin Stewart, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard/wing for Citrus Community College in Glendora, Calif., has agreed to play for the Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team starting next season, Warrior coach Tim Walker announced on Thursday.
Stewart was born in Spokane and attended Nampa High School before he moved to California. His father, Tommy Stewart, played basketball at Whitworth in Spokane and also played in Europe after graduation.
Stewart is a sophomore at Citrus, which is ranked No. 3 in California. Last week, he earned all-tournament honors in Citrus’ Neil Edwards Tournament. Stewart had nine points and five rebounds in the title game to help Citrus defeat Mt. San Antonio College 90-72. Mt.San Antonio was ranked No. 3 in last week’s state poll.
So far this season, Stewart’s averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. The LCSC coaching staff says along with being a consistent 3-point shooter, Stewart is a great defender and a strong rebounder for his position.
“We are extremely excited Darin has chosen to continue his education and athletic career at Lewis-ClarkState,” Walker said. “Darin is in a fantastic program at Citrus, and coach (Rick) Croy does a great job of making his guys tough. Darin has great qualities, among them are character, work ethic, and he’s a good student. Bottom line is he’s a winner.”
Stewart attended La Lumiere High in LaPointe, Indiana, where he played basketball his junior and senior years. He was named the team’s MVP as a senior and a second-team All-Area selection after he averaged 21.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
He also participated in track for two seasons at La Lumiere where he holds the school’s high jump record at 6-4.
“Darin Stewart is a competitor,” said Croy, who has had 25 players sign with colleges at various levels over the past four seasons. “He is about the team and winning. He is going to the right place.”
Stewart plans to major in Business and Sports Administration at LCSC.