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Kyle Steward
Player Profile:
Kyle Steward 2339341
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Cass Tech
Other College: Butler CC

2015-16: Played in all 31 games (eight starts) … Averaged 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest … Third-leading rebounder … Finished with 18 assists and 18 steals … Shot 43 percent (72-for-168) from the floor, a team-best 45 percent (33-for-73) from 3-point range and 80 percent (35-for-44) from the free throw line … Scored in double figures four times … Notched two double-doubles in back-to-back games vs. Grand Canyon (1/23) and vs. Chicago State (1/30) … Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Grand Canyon (1/23) … Registered 12 points and career-highs of 11 boards and four assists vs. Chicago State (1/30) … Scored a career-high 15 points with five rebounds vs. New Mexico State (3/11) in the WAC Tournament semifinals … Notched career-bests with 15 points, six field goals and three triples vs. UT Rio Grande Valley (2/13) … Also drained a career-high three treys vs. Grand Canyon (1/23) … Was perfect from the foul line in eight contests, with a career-high four free throws vs. Grand Canyon (1/23) and vs. William Jewell (11/15) … Pulled down at least five rebounds in 10 contests … Career-best three steals vs. New Mexico State (2/27) … Career-high two blocks at Utah Valley (2/20) and at Omaha (11/17) ... Played at least 25 minutes in 10 games, including eight of the final 12 contests … Career-high 35 minutes at Utah Valley (2/20).

2014-15 (Butler CC): First-team All-Jayhawk Conference and all-region selection as a sophomore after leading Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., in scoring at 12.7 points per game … A team captain, led Butler to a 29-4 record and the NJCAA Championships … Pulled down 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game ... Shot 48 percent from the floor. 

2013-14 (Youngstown State): Played in 17 games ... Averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per contest ... Shot 56 percent from the floor ... Scored a season-high seven points vs. Wright State (2/5).

High School: Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Mich. ... Led the team to a 19-4 overall record and PSL West Division championship as a senior for head coach Dave Dixon … Averaged 12 points and seven rebounds as a junior at Crockett High School in Detroit ... Played in AAU competition for The Family and KC 76ers for coaches Keanan Weir and Victor Williams.

Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1995 in Detroit ... Son of Rhonda and Kevin Steward ... Has two brothers, Keanan and Jamal Weir and a sister, Alyson Steward ... Brother, Keanan, played basketball at Eastern Kentucky and Northwest Missouri State ... Chose UMKC because he has relatives in Kansas City and enjoys visiting his brother, niece and nephews ... Lists his brother, Keanan and former AAU coach and Oklahoma State guard Victor Williams as his mentors ... Majoring in Liberal Arts with a minor in Business ... Enjoys listening to music and playing video games ... Favorite professional teams are the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite professional athletes are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Vick ... Favorite musicians are Drake, Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle ... Aspires to play basketball professionally following graduation ... Also recruited by Detroit, Eastern Michigan, Iona, Stony Brook and Utah Valley.

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