SCSU Steals Stewart
Southern Connecticut State University and head coach Scott Burrell had already landed a local Connecticut native that most considered a D1 lock when Winchendon School's Mason Romano committed earlier this fall.
On Friday, they landed perhaps an even bigger prize when Prince Tech alum and Lee Academy post-graduate Kazell Stewart opted to follow suit.
Both Romano and Stewart are products of the New Haven Heat grassroots program.
Stewart put up huge numbers at Prince Tech but is a player who is still only just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. He is an absolutely exceptional athlete, with the type of sheer explosiveness at 6-foot-6 that would translate to any level of college basketball. The rest of his game isn't nearly as far away as advertised though and so he was widely projected to be a mid-major caliber recruit in the class of 2021.
"I picked Southern not only because of the coaching staff and how good of a fit it would be for me, but because it is a place where I will be able to make a story for myself and expand my basketball career and education while learning from a former NBA player."
While both Stewart and Romano still have work to do in order to live up to their potential, they might very possibly be the most athletic frontcourt duo in the Northeast 10 Conference from day one.
Below are highlights of Stewart from the Be Seen Tour's stop to see New Haven Heat this summer.