Former Washington guard Hikeem Stewart has enrolled at Kentucky Wesleyan and will play his senior 2014-15 season with the Panthers.
“We are fortunate to add a quality student-athlete like Hikeem to our team,” KWU coach Happy Osborne said. “He does a lot of things very well due to his versatility and athletic ability at both ends of the court. Hikeem will play both the point and shooting guard positions. He passes the ball with precision and scores from anywhere. His defensive abilities create tremendous havoc for the opponent.”
After five games, Stewart left the Huskies late November due to a lack of playing time. He appeared in every contest, but he averaged just 4.4 minutes and scored five points.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Everybody is taking their whacks at injury-depleted No. 21 Colorado, who is without star guard Spencer Dinwiddie. Washington hammered the Buffaloes on Sunday and Thursday No. 25 UCLA smashed CU 69-56 at Coors Events Center where the Buffaloes were unbeaten. Norman Powell scored 19 points for UCLA (14-3, 3-1).
— Colorado is also missing Tacoma native Tre’Shaun Fletcher, a freshman reserve, who also injured his left knee Sunday and will miss six to eight weeks. Askia Booker had 21 points and Josh Scott 19 while the rest of the CU players combined for 16. The Buffs fell to 14-4, 3-2.
— No. 1 Arizona raced out to a big lead and rolled past rival Arizona State in a 91-68 rout. Nick Johnson (17 points) led seven players who scored in double figures. Aaron Gordon had 16 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 points and eight rebounds. T.J. McConnell finished with 10 points, six assists and three steals. The Wildcats improved to 18-0, 5-0.
— Jahii Carson led the Sun Devils (13-5, 2-3) with 20 points, without but Jermaine Marshall — the team’s second-leading scorer and top 3-point shooter, ASU couldn’t keep pace.
— Utah snapped a two-game losing streak with an 84-66 win over USC. Delon Wright had 22 points, Dakarai Tucker 18 and Jordan Loveridge 16 for the Utes (13-4, 2-3).
— Pe’Shon Howard tallied 16 points for USC (9-8, 0-4), which is the only Pac-12 team without a conference win. J.T. Terrell added 12 points off the bench.