Dunham Excessive Faculty’s Carlos Stewart has been named Mr. Basketball in the state by the Louisiana Sports activities Writers Affiliation.
The 6-foot-1 senior stuffed up the stat sheet all season lengthy, averaging 32.1 factors, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and three.8 steals. He additionally led The Dunham School Tigers to their second straight Division III choose LHSAA title a final month.
A Santa Clara signee, Stewart suffered a knee harm in January and his return to the lineup was not assured. Nevertheless, simply 20 days and 5 video games after surgical procedure, he would return.
“After the surgical procedure, I labored onerous at rehab. The primary practices I wasn’t positive about,” Stewart mentioned. “Quickly it felt good. The best way I may run and soar…I knew I used to be OK.”
Stewart, who can also be the LSWA’s two-time Class 2A Excellent Participant, additionally made a stout 85.7 p.c of his free throws throughout the 2020-21 season.
That is the seventh straight 12 months that somebody from the Baton Rouge space has received the Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance coverage/LSWA Mr. Basketball award.
“He’s simply so particular…actually the perfect participant I’ve ever coached and the perfect participant this college has had,” Dunham coach Jonathan Pixley mentioned. “There are a number of guards who can rating. However he’s probably the most environment friendly highschool guard I’ve ever seen on this state who has averaged 30 factors a sport.”
Stewart was additionally a stalwart on the defensive finish of the court docket, usually drawing the opposite group’s prime participant.
“Ther is all the time one thing you must enhance on,” Stewart mentioned. “If you’re not working to make your sport higher, your sport can not evolve