Former Henry Ford standout Jamie Stewart back on Montana State basketball team after being removed last season
November 1, 2012 in Division I
The Montana State basketball team doesn’t have a lot of experience coming back, but one player who they could be depending on is former Henry Ford Community College standouts Jamie Stewart and Christian Moon. From Scott Mansch of the Great Falls Tribune:
Xavier Blount returns as the only full-time starter back for the Bobcat men, but three of the team’s top four scorers return from last year’s 12-16 team. Blount led the team with 11.7 points a game last year, while Christian Moon (10.6) and Jamie Stewart (10.4) each started on a part-time basis.
“I’ve got a lot of confidence in this group,” Huse said. “We’re more skilled than we’ve been. I think it’s a group that will share the basketball and can score … And I think we can be a very good position defensive team. Our perimeter guys are really athletic and they fly around on that end.”
Stewart’s name will probably jump out at people because he was actually kicked off the Montana State team last season. From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in January 2012:
“I made some poor decisions, I made some poor choices over the year and I’m reaping the consequences right now,” Stewart said Tuesday night. “I wish my team success in the future. They’re my brothers and I wish them well. I look forward to spring practice.”
Stewart did not elaborate, but implied he will attempt to return to the team before next season.
Stewart has apparently worked his way back onto the team. Good for him, there are a lot of players who are not disciplined enough to both admit to their own mistakes and to work their way into another opportunity. Stewart’s talent is unquestioned — he was arguably the top JUCO player in Michigan both seasons he was at Henry Ford and one of the best in the country.
As for Moon, I interviewed him and did a feature story on him in the spring, shortly after this site launched.