Kebu Stewart

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Kebu Stewart
Personal information
Born (1973-12-19) December 19, 1973 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolOur Saviour Lutheran
(The Bronx, New York)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1997–2007
PositionPower forward
Career history
1997–1998Philadelphia 76ers
1999Sioux Falls Skyforce
1999Vaqueros de Bayamón
2000Sioux Falls Skyforce
2000Atléticos de San Germán
2000–2001Hapoel Jerusalem
2001–2002Avtodor Saratov
2003UNICS Kazan
2003Prokom Trefl Sopot
2003Adecco Estudiantes
2003–2005NIS Vojvodina
2005–2006Vertical Vision Cantù
2006–2007Seoul SK Knights
2007Crvena zvezda
2007Barons/LMT Rīga
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[edit]

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[edit]

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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