University of Washington combo guard Hikeem Stewart has transferred to Kentucky Wesleyan and will be eligible in 2014-15 for his senior season, coach Happy Osborne announced Friday.
Stewart, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of Seattle, Wash., saw limited action as a junior with the Huskies where he played in five games before Christmas. He'll join the Panthers during the second semester but because he played in five games as a junior, he'll have just his senior season left at KWC.
In three seasons at UW, he played in 38 games and averaged nearly one point, one rebound and eight minutes.
"We are fortunate to add a quality student-athlete like Hikeem to our team,” Osborne said in a press release. "He does a lot of things very well due to his versatility and athletic ability at both ends of the court.
"Hikeem will play both the point and shooting guard positions. He passes the ball with precision and scores from anywhere. His defensive abilities create tremendous havoc for the opponent."
Out of high school, Stewart was rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect and by Scout.com and Rivals.com and was also ranked the No. 33 shooting guard in the nation by Rivals. In 2011, he led the Vikings in scoring with 20.1 points and earning All-Metro recognition. He led Rainier Beach to the 3A state title as a junior in 2010.
He chose UW over offers from UCLA, Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State
"What I really like about Hikeem, besides his basketball talent, is his outstanding personality, leadership qualities and his classroom assets," Osborne said. "That only comes from great parents and family."