Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in
high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues
the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in
each state. Selections are based on team success and individual
excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.
of Dunham (Baton Rouge)
is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Louisiana High School Basketball Player of the
Year. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior helped the Tigers go 18-11 en route
to the program's second consecutive state crown.
Stewart averaged 33 points, five rebounds and four assists per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.
In Dunham's 52-48 Division III state championship game victory over Newman (New Orleans), Stewart tallied 28 points and 10 rebounds, including nine of team's final 10 points to overcome a late deficit.
Stewart is a Santa Clara commit. He also received offers from Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, New Orleans, TCU, Tulane and UAB.
state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in
the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April