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Another Local Standout Joins Lions

Elijah Stewart
Elijah Stewart

Nov. 19, 2013

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LOS ANGELES-- Head Coach Max Good announced on Tuesday that yet another Southern California guard will join the LMU in the fall of 2014 as Westchester High School guard Elijah Stewart has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend LMU and play for the Lions.

Stewart was part of Westchester's City Section Division I Championship in 2013.

"We are very excited about these two local players," said Good. The Lions also signed Compton point guard Kyron Cartwright during the current November signing period. "They both come from very successful programs that are led by very good coaches."

Stewart, a 6-5 combo guard/forward, helped the Comets go 29-7 record on the season and a 65-57 win over El Camino Real in the city championship. In the title game, he hit a pair of three-pointers and had 10 points. In the quarterfinals, he led the very balanced Comets with 16 points in the 74-41 win over Taft.

The Comets advanced to the Open Division Regional Semifinals and Stewart went on to earn second-team All-Western League. During summer league play this past June, he helped the Comets win the Redondo Tournament.

"Elijah is a very good slasher that will put pressure on the defense," said Good. "He does a good job of getting to the free throw line and he will fit the uptempo system we are running. We feel he will be a very good fit in coming just down Manchester to join our program."

 

 

The Lions have started the 2013-14 season 4-0 and travel to the Ezybonds Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Nov. 22-25. LMU defeated Northern Arizona on Sunday, 90-78.

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