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Posted On: 07/30/18 8:51 PM
Exum Elite was able to solidify themselves as the top 17U team in the state this spring and summer. One of the keys to their success was the strong play of Trey Stewart. Stewart had a really strong spring and summer which has led to increased interest in him as a prospect.
Stewart, a 6’2 2019 PG from American Fork, is one of the top guards in the state.
His solid play has landed him offers from Utah Valley University and Denver. Further, he has stated that he has interest from “UC Davis, Colorado State, and Seattle University.”
Stewart has really good change of pace and direction on his ball handling moves which enables him to create separation at a high level. In fact, one of his best games of the summer came against Team Why Not.
While being guarded by two of the top guards in the West Coast, Jaelen House and Jovan Blacksher, he was able to demonstrate that he can compete at a high level.
His change of pace and direction enables him to get to his spots at will. He also can shoot the basketball well off of the dribble which forces the defense to extend their pressure. He is a crafty guard with a well balanced game.
Lastly, he has a good basketball IQ. He does a good job of putting the help side defense in tough spot which results in either layups for himself or 3s for his teammates. Further, he has a soft touch on his passing which helps his bigs as he puts his lobs in the right spot by the rim.
In addition to being an NCAA Division-I prospect due to what he has accomplished on the court, he has taken care of business off the court as well. He noted that he has a 3.9 GPA which will afford him the opportunity to play at an array of schools.
Stewart’s recruitment is heating up which is enough cause for excitement. With that said, he gets the added benefit of being on what should be one of the top teams in the state this upcoming season.
When asked about his goals for the year, it was a simple one word answer, “State.” With Stewart, Tanner Cuff, and Isaac Johnson; American Fork should be in a position to have a great season.
When asked what he needs to bring to the table in order for that to happen, he was candid in his response, “In the past our team has struggled winning and playing together. I just want to bring energy back to AF.” The way that he believes he can do that is by being a “vocal leader” and creating shots for his teammates.
Stewart will play a huge role in whatever success American Fork has.