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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

Finished career with the eighth-best 3-point field goal percentage (39.8%, 80-for-201) in program history.

2016-17: Played in all 35 games (29 starts) as a senior … Finished second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 11.7 points and 5.3 boards per contest … Averaged 13.5 points and a team-leading 6.6 rebounds per game during WAC play … Finished eighth in the WAC in rebounding and 15th in scoring … Scored in double figures 20 times, including 13 of the last 14 games … Named WAC Player of the Week on Feb. 6 after averaging 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in victories at UT Rio Grande Valley (2/4) and vs. Ottawa (1/31) … Grabbed 131 defensive rebounds, the seventh-most in program history … Notched three double-doubles … Finished with 20 points and 14 at UTRGV (2/4) … Notched 20 points and 11 boards the following game vs. Utah Valley (2/9) … Registered 19 points and 12 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes vs. UTRGV (3/9) in the opening round of the WAC Tournament … Went 11-for-13 from the foul line in that contest … Scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. New Mexico State (1/5).

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 … Posted the fourth-best 3-point field goal percentage (45.2%) in single-season program history ... 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 season-high 15 points with five rebounds vs. New Mexico State (3/11) in the WAC Tournament semifinals … Notched season-bests with 15 points, six field goals and three triples vs. UT Rio Grande Valley (2/13) … Also drained a season-high three treys vs. Grand Canyon (1/23) … Was perfect from the foul line in eight contests, with a season-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) … Season-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 … Season-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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