Neumann-Goretti senior Daniel Stewart gave an oral commitment today to play basketball at Rider University.
The 6-foot-6 forward chose the Broncs over Robert Morris.
“I just felt like Rider is a good fit for me,” said Stewart, who took an official visit to Rider last weekend. “I have a great relationship with Kevin Baggett.”
Baggett, Rider’s associate head coach, was a teammate of Stewart’s father, Richard Stewart, at St. Joe’s. Daniel Stewart said that wasn't a major factor in his decision.
He said seeing the Broncs' camaraderie on his visit was. Another one was the hour’s drive to Rider from the 17-year-old's hometown of Upper Darby.
The campus “is far enough from home, but not too [far],” he said.
Stewart averaged 11.5 points, eight rebounds and two dunks a game last season.
He is the second Neumann-Goretti senior to secure a Division I scholarship. Guard Tony Chennault gave an oral commitment to Wake Forest last year.
Tyreek Duren, another N-G senior guard, will decide between Temple and La Salle later this month.
-- Keith Pompey