Katin Reinhardt scored 20 points and Nikola Jovanovic added 17 for the Trojans
Dior Hall sets American Junior 60m HH record.
Julian Jacobs led the team with 16 points and three rebounds in loss to the Cardinals.
Stewart and Jovanovic lead the Trojans to victory
February 22, 2015
USATSI photos men's basketball -- 1/24/15
NCAA Basketball: Southern California at Utah (USATSI)
USC vs. Cal State Fullerton men's basketball
November 17, 2014
BREAKDOWN: Elijah Stewart is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound athletic sophomore guard who has the ability to drive and create scoring opportunities as well as hit the three-pointer.
2014-15: Stewart played in all 32 games as a freshman, making 18 starts and averaging 6.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. He really came on strong at the end of the season, averaging 13.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals in USC’s final eight games. He led USC with 37 blocks which ranks sixth all-time by a Trojan freshman. He was also second on the team with 37 three-pointers made, which ranks seventh all-time by a USC freshman. He made his first career start vs. Drexel on Nov. 21 and scored seven points. He scored 11 points in the win at New Mexico on Nov. 30...he would score in double figures eight times, with six of them coming in the final eight games of the season. He was a perfect 10-for-10 from the floor and scored 22 points in the 75-71 win at Boston College on Dec. 21...he tied Taj Gibson’s school record for most makes in a game without a miss, also accomplished against BC on March 20, 2009. Stewart was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for the week of Dec. 15-21. He scored a total of 26 points in the next 13 games, before his strong finish. He started for the first time since Jan. 2 at Utah vs. Oregon State on Feb. 14 and responded with 19 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Just missed out on a double-double by finishing with 14 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Washington on Feb. 28. Led USC to an upset win over Arizona State in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on March 11 with a career-high 27 points and a career-best sixth three-pointers made (6-for-9). Was given the Forrest F. Twogood Award as the Trojans’ top defensive player at the Men’s Basketball Awards Banquet following the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Stewart averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocks for Westchester HS which went 30-7 and finished ranked No. 5 in the state of California. He was named the 2014 Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year and was ranked as the No. 40 recruit by Scout.com. Stewart 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 Trojans 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. As a senior the Western League MVP Stewart 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 was named the 2014 John R. Wooden Award winner for the L.A. City Section.
PERSONAL: Elijah was born on Nov. 14, 1995 in DeRidder, La. His mother's name is Rosie Smith and he has three siblings: Evelyn, Ezekiel and Cecil. Lists his grandfather Cecil Stewart, Sr. as his hero. Has worked in the community with CDNC DeRidder and Fastbreat Sports L.A. One of his hobbies is playing tennis. List Kevin Gates, Kendrick Lamar, PartyNextDoor, The Weeknd and The Game as his favorite musical artists. Would like to visit Spain some day. Is an Economics major at USC.