Deon Steward

Merritt College Coach Keenan McMiller just might argue with the Al McGuire adage that “the best thing about freshman is they become sophomores.” That’s because 6-foot-6 frosh Deon Steward, out of Elk Grove High, has dramatically elevated his production during the last six games, especially the latter three, after a typical newcomer up-and-down early season.

For the season, Steward is averaging 25.4 minutes, 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks a game while shooting 61% overall (no three attempts) and 70% on free throws.

The Takeoff Begins…

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