Posted On: 11/5/18 5:09 PM
Zack Stewart put up huge numbers a season ago for Meadowbrook.
In Ocala, the 2019 guard averaged 30.4 PPG, good for fourth in the state. He also holds a 4.7 GPA and an 1140 SAT score.
The 6’2″, 165-pounder helped the Mustangs go 17-4 a year ago, winning the Florida Christian Academy League Championship. This season, Meadowbrook will play in Class 2A-District 4.
“Losing three starters from the year before, our team was projected to be bad, we weren’t going to let that stop us,” Stewart told Prep Hoops. “Before the season started, I knew I was going to have to score a lot of points and cause havoc on defense for our team to win.”
Stewart says he saw improvements in his slashing ability and attack at the rim.
“I gained confidence in my game as the season went on and I got used to every single team playing full court box and one and rotating guys on me,” he said. “I’m most excited about being back in district play and hopefully making a deep run. Also, I’m excited about teaching the upcoming freshman what to do and instilling my knowledge into the rest of the team.”
This summer, he spent time with the Ocala Falcons.
“We won four Super 6 Tournaments,” he said. “We got some good exposure in the Prime Event National Showcase in Orlando/ I went to a tryout, made the team and became a starter by the first game and started the rest of the way.”
Stewart has no offers yet but he’s drawn interest from Flagler, Queens Charlotte, Florida Southern, Oxford College of Emory, Ave Maria, Wingate, Penn, Oral Roberts, Johnson Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic and Princeton.
In all but one game last season, Stewart topped the 20-point mark. He had three 40 point outings which included a 45-point performance against Countryside Christian on Jan. 29.
The shooting touch from Stewart is impressive. Even though, he plays at a smaller level school that shouldn’t stop college programs from giving him a chance. He’s smart on and off the court and is a true hard worker.