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Stewart, Mike

Mike Stewart '73
  • Sport : Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1969-1973
  • First Team All American 1973
  • WCC Player of the year 1972
  • Inducted in 1987

Stewart, a 6’10 tenacious center, played for the Broncos from 1970-1973. He started for 3 years after redshirting his first year. During Stewart’s junior season, he averaged 21.2 points and 9.7 rebounds. That same season he shot .647 from the field, earned WCC player of the year, and was named All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation. His All-American season received attention from USA basketball; Stewart was given an invitation to the 1972 US Olympic team trials. Because of his outstanding performance, he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and the Floridians of the American Basketball Association. Stewart turned down both offers to return for his final season of eligibility at Santa Clara. In his final year,  Stewart averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds. He was also once again named first team All-West Coast Conference and First Team All American. Stewart led the team in scoring each year he played for the Broncos. In 1973, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics but decided to never play in the NBA. He briefly played in the Western Basketball League for the Martinez Muirs, but made most of his fame abroad for the Berck and Monaco Basket, where he is a member of the organizations Hall of Fame. Stewart is the father of former NBA player Michael "Yogi" Stewart.

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