Stewart Pledges to Hornets

12 Aug

dsc_0042After previously committing to SIU-Edwardsville before his senior season started, Detroit Cass Tech 6’6″ wing DeAngelo Stewart has decided to play college basketball next year for the Hornets of Alabama State.  Stewart is a long, left-handed athletic wing who rebounds the ball very well for his position, but is truly talented on the offensive side of the game.  DeAngelo has to unique ability to keep defenders honest with the ability to score in the paint and finish above the rim, in addition to playing on the perimeter and shooting mid to three point jump shots.  He was a vital part for Cass Tech winning the PSL West Division championship, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks per game.

The Prep Ball Report recently caught up with DeAngelo to talk about his move from SIU-Edwardsville to Alabama State.

“It was very hard.  I just had to stay positive.  I stayed in the gym and worked on my game.  God told me to be patient because my time was coming.  My high school coach, Coach Dixon, helped me a lot throughout this process.”

Not too many players from Michigan play down in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and DeAngelo is eager to meet up with his future teammates and coaches and learn how he can be used in the Hornet system.

“It’s a couple of players from Michigan that play their [Alabama State].  I will meet with everybody Thursday.  Coach said I can come right away. I am just going to play my game and nothing more.”

DeAngelo played with two fellow division one players who were seniors at Cass Tech, so it was easy for him to be overshadowed when it came to being recognized as an elite player in the state.  However, Stewart wants to prove his worth with Alabama State and make a name for himself.

“They will be getting a versatile wing that can play inside and outside, on both ends of the court.  A player that will rebound the ball, and also block shots, and that is going to work his but off to be the best.”

Commitments from the 2013 class are very rare at this time of year. but DeAngelo is a late great pick up that can come in, and make an immediate impact of the Alabama State program, they are truly getting a steal.

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