Last week it was reported that the Bobcats received a commit from Jamie Stewart from Henry Ford Junior College in Michigan. I have done a little more research and talked to a few people about Mr. Stewart and thought I would do an update Mr. Stewart.
From the very few people I talked in Michigan, to a person almost all were surprised that he committed to the Bobcats when he did. Most thought he had mid to high major talent and thought he sign at a higher level.
Before he signed with the Bobcats he had offered on the table from UTEP, Duquesne, Central Michigan, University of Detroit, Bowling Green, and George Washington, but a lot of other schools showing a great deal of interest.
Below is his highlight reel for 20009-09 at Livonia Clarenceville High School and the second one is his 2009-10 high light reel from Henry Ford Junior College. What stuck out to me was the improvement in his three point game from over a twelve month period.
Livonia Clarenceville High School
Henry Ford CC
I also was fortunate enough to get Jared Field of GreatLakesHoops.com to share some of his thought on Stewart. Jared is considered by most to THE expert in the Michigan High school and Junior College.
Jamie’s perimeter game is certainly mid-range oriented. He can get to the basket or pull-up and make the 15-18 footers. Not a great defender, but could be very good.
He’s certainly not the biggest shooting guard, but he has tremendous athleticism — big hops. Seems to play his best in big games.
The people that I talk to here are very surprised he committed before his senior season to an average program in a pretty weak conference. … you’re getting a great value.
Jared Fields also wrote the following on his web site Great lakes Hoops.com and you can find it here. Here is a quote from the Mr. Fields.
Stewart was among the top players in the MCCAA last season as a freshman, averaging 15 points per game. Stewart is a very solid throwback shooting guard with an excellent mid-range game
Here is also a write up from Livonia Clarenceville High School’s local paper on Stewart’s commitment. There are some interesting comments from Stewart on his choices of Montana State.
Here is also the write up Will Holden, who broke the story, from the Bozeman Chronicle had on Stewart commitment.