BREAKDOWN: Elijah Stewart is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound freshman guard who has the ability to drive and create scoring opportunities as well as hit the three-pointer.
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.