Stewart selected the Hoosiers over a last 4 that additionally included Memphis, Arkansas and Kansas State.
“I simply really feel prefer it’s a great match general, and the custom on the college I simply could not overlook,” Stewart advised ESPN on Tuesday. “I’ve recognized [assistant coach Kenya] Hunter for awhile now; he recruited me at Nebraska whereas I used to be in highschool and once I left Pitt. I really feel me and him have a great relationship and that I can belief him, and my father thought extremely of him as effectively.
“Bloomington is 4 hours away from the place my household is presently in Tennessee and 4 hours away from Ohio, the place I am initially from, so it made sense distance-wise. My mother has additionally been engaged on her PhD on-line on the college, so she was blissful after they recruited me as effectively.”
Stewart is the son of former Tennessee-Martin coach Anthony Stewart, who died abruptly simply earlier than the season started. When Stewart made the choice to enter the switch portal in late November, he advised ESPN he wasn’t positive whether or not he was going to play this season.
Stewart completed his undergraduate diploma in November, making him a graduate switch — and probably eligible for the second semester at Indiana.
Requested Tuesday whether or not he would play second semester for Indiana, he responded: “Up within the air.”
Sources beforehand indicated to ESPN that it had but to be decided whether or not Stewart would play straight away for the Hoosiers.
Stewart earned second-team All-Ohio Valley honors final season after averaging 19.2 factors and three.eight assists. He began his profession at Pittsburgh, averaging 9.1 factors and taking pictures 38.6% from 3-point vary as a freshman earlier than transferring to play for his father at Tennessee-Martin.