Monarch Cagers Add 6-9 Australian Forward To Recruiting Class

December 29, 2011
By ODU Athletics

Dec. 29, 2011

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University head basketball coach Blaine Taylor announced today that Stuart McEwen, a 6-9, 195-pound forward from Sydney, Australia has joined the Monarch's recruiting class for the 2012-13 season.

McEwen averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for head coach Jerry Quinn and the undefeated (13-0) St. Thomas Moore Prep in Oakdale, CT.

"Stuart was a very good fit," said Taylor. "Our intention is to red-shirt Stuart and have him join our incoming class for next season. He fits our profile of a very good student with a lot of potential and also fits in with our recruiting group and young nucleus very well. His prep school coach, Jerry Quinn raved about his work ethic. Stuart is a fine addition to our program with the opportunity to red-shirt, practice with the current team and participate in our foreign tour next summer should facilitate he and other young players for next season."

McEwen, who grew up in New Zealand was a member of the New South Wales Institute of Sport before coming over to the US to play at St. Thomas Moore.

"I really enjoyed my visit and I felt Old Dominion University was the place for me. I will have an extra semester to get acclimated and if I work hard I will continue to get better, as well as get a great education." Stuart McEwen.

McEwen is the son of Debbie and Ross McEwen.

In the Fall signing period, the Monarchs signed 6-1 guard Keenan Palmore (Atlanta, GA.), 6-9 post player Ekene Anachebe (Fayette County, GA.), 6-3 guard Deion Clark (Naples, FL.) and 6-5 Aaron Bacote (Hampton, VA.).

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