Adam Stewart is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU basketball, announcing his commitment last Friday, as reported on Twitter:
— Adam Stewart (@adamstew22) April 16, 2022
Stewart is a 6-foot-11 235-pound center with a 7-foot-2 wingspan that preps at RSL Academy (Herriman, Utah). Over his junior and senior seasons he averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game (MaxPreps). He had double doubles in two of his last three games, with 18 points and 10 and 13 rebounds respectively.
He played his sophomore season at Concordia Lutheran high school (Tomball, Texas) and his freshman season at Waller high school (Waller, Texas). He averaged about 15 points, nine boards, and two blocks over those two seasons in Texas, and was named first-team all-district both years.
Stewart is rated 3-stars by ESPN, who rate him the no. 27 overall recruit from Texas in the class of 2022 and the no. 51 center nationally. He will join BYU with a full academic scholarship, thanks to his 4.0 GPA and 34 ACT score. He was also recruited by Stanford and several Ivy league schools, as well as Rice, where his sister is enrolled. Stewart will leave on an LDS mission to Paris France on July 25th and will return in time to join the Cougs for the 2024 basketball season.
I caught up with Stewart to ask him about his recruiting.
BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Stewart: Mostly because I love the coaches, the resources, and the opportunity to play in the Big 12 against guys I’ve grown up playing with [in Texas]. BYU allows me to pursue very high-level basketball and academics, both of which are important to me.
BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
Stewart: I was recruited by most of the Ivy League schools, Stanford, and Rice. My final decision came down to BYU and Rice (where my older sister goes). Both are great schools.
BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Stewart: When I have time I love comedy and documentary movies. I love to read.
BYU Insider: What are some of your accomplishments?
Stewart: I’ve received a lot of individual basketball awards, but the greatest are team accomplishments like advancing to the Peach Jam of the Nike EYBL last summer with JL3. I’m also proud of being a good student (Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, etc.).
BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Stewart: “Trust the process!”
BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the court?
Stewart: I’ve always been a Rockets fan and I loved watching Clint Capela when he was in Houston. I used to work out in the Toyota Center with John Lucas and I’m biased in favor of current and past Rockets players.