USC Adds Stewart To 16th-Ranked 2014 Recruiting Class|
May 19, 2014
The USC men's basketball program has added guard Elijah Stewart to its 2014 recruiting class which already includes four talented players in guard Jordan McLaughlin, wing Malik Marquetti, forward Malik Price-Martin and center Jabari Craig, it was announced today (May 19) by USC men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield.
"We are excited to add such a terrific student-athlete to our basketball program," said USC men's basketball coach Andy Enfield. "Elijah has been so well coached that he will be ready to contribute right away. We think he has the talent and potential to be a special player at USC!"
Stewart, the 2014 Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year and No. 40-ranked recruit by Scout.com, is a 6-5 athletic shooting guard from Westchester HS in Los Angeles, Calif who has the ability to drive and create scoring opportunities as well as hit the three-pointer. As a senior the Western League MVP led Westchester to multiple upsets in the state playoffs and to the Southern California Open Division Regional Finals were they lost to eventual champion Mater Dei.
Stewart averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocks for Westchester HS which went 30-7. He made the 10-man Los Angeles Times All-Star team, the Long Beach Press-Telegram All-Area Team and was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State First Team along with soon-to-be teammate Jordan McLaughlin, while fellow 2014 classmate Malik Marquetti was named to the second team. Stewart and McLaughlin were named to the MaxPreps California All-State Second Team
USC's recruiting class is currently ranked No. 16 by ESPN.com. In November USC announced the signing of McLaughlin, an all-CIF first team selection and sixth-ranked point guard recruit according to ESPN.com, Price-Martin the No. 4-ranked player in Florida according to 247Sports and Craig, a Rivals top 150 recruit. The Trojans then added Moore League MVP and Scout.com's No. 61-ranked recruit Marquetti in April.