ATLANTA — Alex Stewart (Norcross, Ga.), a 1999 All-USA honorable mention selection by USA Today and second-team AAAA all-state choice, has signed a national letter of intent to play at Georgia Tech next season, Yellow Jackets’ women’s basketball coach Agnus Berenato announced Wednesday.
“Alex will be a big help with her speed and quickness,” Berenato said. “She has tremendous ability to break down defenses and penetrate. She is difficult to trap and will help us offensively and defensively in our transition game.”
Stewart, a 5-foot-5 point guard, averaged 20.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.8 steals per game as a senior for Norcross High School. She helped guide the Blue Devils to a 44-13 record and two state tournament berths the past two seasons after the team finished 5-19 her freshman year and 13-14 her sophomore year.
“I am very excited and have been looking forward to signing with Georgia Tech for a long time,” Stewart said. “I really like the coaching staff. Now that it”s all over, I am ready to rock-n-roll.”
A two-time Gwinnett County Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Post, Stewart ended her prep career as the second-leading scorer in county history with 2,035 points. She also finished second in the county with 569 career assists and third for most points in a game with 43.
Stewart is the third player to sign with Georgia Tech for the 1999-00 season. The Yellow Jackets signed Amy Lingenfelder (Fairfax, Va.) and Sonja Mallory (The Bronx, N.Y.) during the early signing period. Lingenfelder was also named All-USA honorable mention by USA Today.