KU Basketball vs. Oklahoma State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. USC (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Dartmouth (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Emporia State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Washburn (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
Overview A great athlete who transferred from Southern California in December 2004... Did not become eligible until December 2005... Played point guard at USC, yet has played the two, three and four at KU... Extremely quick and has great leaping ability... A solid defender who plays well in the open court... Can provide highlight reel dunks as he broke a backboard while on a college all-star team which toured Slovenia in summer 2005.
Senior Season (2007-08): Saw action in 32 of 36 games this season, including eight starts... His seven rebound performance was the best of his career against USC (Dec. 2)... Had a season-high 13 points, one off his career mark with a season-best five made field goals and eight attempted and three made free throws on four attempts... Matched his career-high in assists against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 28) to equal the eight dishes he had against ULM (Nov. 9) on opening night... Had KU best nine points against Washburn... Went 3-for-3 from the field, including one three pointer, with four assists against Northern Arizona (Nov. 21).
Junior Season (2006-07): A reserve player who was relied upon late in the season as he logged nine valuable minutes in KU's Sweet 16 win against Southern Illinois (March 22) in San Jose... Had 10 games of eight minutes or more, including two nine-minute outings in the NCAA Tournament against Niagara (March 16) and Southern Illinois... Scored in eight of 30 games played and averaged 0.9 ppg and 0.8 rpg for the year... Had eight games with multi-rebounds, including a season-high four boards against Oklahoma State (Jan. 10)... Went head-to-head with identical twin brother Lodrick in Kansas' 72-62 win against USC on Dec. 4... Had a season-high eight points against Dartmouth (Nov. 28)... Appeared in 13 of 16 Big 12 contests... Played a season-high 16 minutes against Iowa State (Feb. 24)... Had a season-high four assists against Niagara, one shy of his career high set while at USC.
Sophomore Season (2005-06): Appeared in 14 games after transferring held him out the first eight games of the season... Saw action against nine Big 12 foes in conference play... Competed in one game of the Big 12 Championship, playing one minute against Nebraska in the semifinals... Played one minute against Colorado (March 1)... Saw two minutes at Texas (Feb. 25)... Scored two points in two minutes off the bench against Baylor (Feb. 21)... Played seven minutes and tied a career high in assists (one) against Missouri (Feb. 18)... Played six minutes against Texas Tech (Jan. 30)... Played two minutes at Texas A&M (Jan. 25)... Scored two points and dished out one assist against Nebraska (Jan. 21)... Played three minutes against Yale (Jan. 4), scoring two points and grabbing one rebound... Saw first extended minutes of the season with nine against Northern Colorado (Dec. 22) and responded with four points and an assist... Saw his first action of the season against Pepperdine (Dec. 19), playing one minute.
Summer 2005: Participated in a six-game tour of Slovenia and Austria with the men's basketball Sport Tours International All-Stars, a team which consisted of collegiate players... Was the team's second leading scorer, averaging 13.5 points in six games... Ended the second game of the tour in the first half when he broke a backboard while dunking.
Freshman Season (2003-04 at Southern California): Averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21.6 minutes, starting 17-of-27 games at point guard... Scored 10 points in his debut at Western Michigan... Scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in 25 minutes at BYU... Matched that with 14 points and four assists at Washington... Had 11 points and four assists against Louisiana-Lafayette... Scored 10 points against Oregon State... Had a season-high five assists at Washington State... Had four steals and eight points in a victory against Arizona.
High School: Prepped at Rainier Beach High School where he earned third team Parade All-American, first-team all-state, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, 3A State Player of the Year and McDonald's Preseason All-America his senior season in 2003... Averaged 18.8 points, eight assists, six rebounds and 4.5 steals in 2003 guiding Rainier Beach to its second straight 3A state championship... Had a four-year high school record of 106-10 and scored 2,025 career points... Named top senior in Washington by CollegeBasketballNews.com... Ranked No. 4 prep player in the country by PrepWestHoops.com... Was the No. 10 prep guard in the country by ESPN.com, No. 21 overall by HoopScoop, No. 37 by Basketball Times and No. 39 by both ESPN.com and Lindy's College Basketball... Averaged 19.4 points and six assists in leading Rainier Beach to a 28-1 record and state title as a junior... Was a 3A all-tournament selection and first team 3A all-state his junior season... Was a 3A all-tournament selection his sophomore campaign when Rainier Beach was state runner-up.
Off The Court: Born April 30, 1984, in Aberdeen, Miss... African African American Studies on a major... Parents are Andrew and Lisa Stewart... Father, Andrew, is a power lifter and personal trainer who has won numerous titles at the World Drug-Free Championships (11 worlds, 14 nationals) and has been named the strongest man in the world drug free... Twin brother Lodrick was a teammate of Rodrick at USC before Rodrick's transfer to KU. Lodrick concluded his collegiate career in 2006-07. Lodrick was born four minutes before Rodrick... Has three younger brothers - Andrew, a senior at Rainier Beach HS - and twin brothers Hikeem and Kadeem who are 15.
Career Honors: 2004-05: Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (spring 2005).