Hometown: American Fork, Utah
High School: American Fork High School
Trey Stewart Player Preview
Stewart signed with UVU and Mark Pope before his mission, but Pope and his staff quickly brought him to BYU after they were hired. Stewart returned home from his mission in England and Washington this offseason and will look to show off the high-flying ability he showed in high school. Mark Pope introduced Stewart in a very Mark Pope way when he signed with BYU in 2019.
“All I have to say about Trey Stewart is ‘Dunk you very much!’,” Pope said. “This young man has a beautiful way of introducing himself to the competition.”
As a senior, Stewart led American Fork to a 6A championship while averaging 14.8 points and 3.7 assists and was named First Team All-State. His dad Ray is an assistant coach on BYU Women’s Basketball team.
Stewart is in the mold of a combo guard who can attack the basket off the dribble and finish above the rim. He has room to improve his point guard skills, but he has a great foundation to build off with his raw athleticism and basketball family.
Player Comp: Mike Hall
Hall was an incredibly athletic combo guard that played at BYU from 2003-2005. I think Stewart has that type of athleticism and veracity at the rim. If Stewart wants to emulate Hall, he’ll need to improve his defense and strength. Hall was the MWC defensive player of the year as a junior and played at 205 pounds, so Stewart needs to pack on the pounds to improve his strength so he can bully players on the perimeter. If he can become anywhere close to what Hall was, Stewart will have a great BYU career.
2021-2022 Expectations: End of Bench, Occasional Minutes
Like other freshman guards we have previewed, Stewart is the victim of log jam of players. I think Stewart if ahead of Casey Brown, Nate Hansen and Paora Winitana, but he’ll be hard pressed to get ahead of Barcello, Lucas, Knell, Johnson and Erickson. Hopefully we get to see at least one highlight dunk from Trey this year, but if not he’ll have a great chance to learn from veterans Alex Barcello and Te’Jon Lucas.