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Kebu Stewart

Kebu Stewart
Personal information
Born (1973-12-19) December 19, 1973 (age 46)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Our Saviour Lutheran
(The Bronx, New York)
College UNLV (1993–1995)
Cal State Bakersfield (1995–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1997–2007
Position Power forward
Number 41
Career history
1997–1998 Philadelphia 76ers
1999 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1999 Vaqueros de Bayamón (Puerto Rico)
2000 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2000 Atléticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
2000–2001 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
2001–2002 Avtodor Saratov (Russia)
2003 UNICS Kazan (Russia)
2003 Prokom Trefl Sopot (Poland)
2003 Adecco Estudiantes (Spain)
2003–2005 NIS Vojvodina (Serbia)
2005–2006 Vertical Vision Cantù (Italy)
2006–2007 Seoul SK Knights (South Korea)
2007 Crvena zvezda (Serbia)
2007 Barons/LMT Rīga (Latvia)
Career highlights and awards

Kebu Omar Stewart (born December 19, 1973)[1] is an American retired basketball player. He played in the NBA and had a rich international career, playing in several countries.

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.

Professional career

Stewart was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round of the 1997 NBA Draft, and played 15 games during the 1997–98 NBA season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

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.[2] 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.


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