Friday, July 31, 2015

Stewart bound for Rider

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.

Stewart bound for Rider

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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

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004, currently focusing on colleges and recruiting. He was named the 2007 and 2008 Media Person of the Year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. Keith is also the Pennsylvania representative on the McDonald's All-American boys' basketball contact committee.

Keith attended Northeast Catholic High School, where he was an two-time all-Catholic League selection in track and field.

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