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Azania Stewart
Azania Stewart
DOB13th Mar 1989
BirthplaceLondon, England
Height1.92 m (6' 4")
PositionCentre
ClubAdelaide Lightning, Australia
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International Career:

Stewart played for England at Under-16 Level in 2004-2005 and was subsequently called up every year while studying in the USA. In 2009, she was a member of the Great Britain team at the World University Games in Belgrade where she averaged 11 points and a team-best 9.3 rebounds per game, including an 18 points-18 rebounds performance against the Czech Republic.

Her senior GB debut came in 2009 during a series of three friendlies against Croatia with her career-high of 23 points arriving in a tie against Romania. She appeared in all six games during the EuroBasket Women Finals in Lithuania in 2011, averaging 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20 minutes per game, while connecting on 47.6 percent from the floor. She was part of Great Britain’s Olympic team in London in 2012.
 

Year by Year Stats:

 

 

PPG

RPG

APG

2012 Olympic Games (Great Britain)

4.4

2.6

0

2011 EuroBasket Women Finals(Great Britain)

4.2

4.5

0.5

2010 European Division A (Great Britain)

5.2

5.2

0.8

 

Club career:

Pesci, Hungary (2013 -), Zamarat, Spain (2012-13), University of Florida, USA (2008-12), Notre Dame Academy, USA (2005-8), Haringey Angels, England (2003-5)

Stewart began playing basketball when she was 13 years old with Haringey Angels after she had been talent spotted while competing in netball. After attending high school in Middleburg, Virginia, USA, she won a scholarship to the University of Florida in 2008.

In her freshman year, she played in 28 of 32 games while in her sophomore season, she led the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage (61.9%). By the end of the 2010-11 season, she topped the Gators all-time lists for career field goal percentage (56.2%). She was named as the Most Valuable Player of the Dead River Company Classic tournament, leading UF to the tournament title after she totalled 25 rebounds and 19 points in two games, including a collegiate career-high 14 rebounds in the championship game against Navy. In her senior season in 2011-12, she again helped the Gators into the Tournament after starting 26 of 31 regular season games.

Turning professional after the Olympics, she began the 2012-13 season in Spain’s Liga Femenina with Caja Rural Zamarat before a brief stint in the EBL with Barking Abbey prior to switching to Hungarian club Pesci.

 

Year

Team

PPG

RPG

APG

2008-09

Florida

3.9

2.6

0.4

2009-10

Florida

8.7

3.6

1.1

2010-11

Florida

6.6

6.1

1.1

2011-12

Florida

6.2

5.6

1

2012-13

Zamarat

5.7

1.9

0.6

2013

Barking Abbey

15.3

6.6

1.0

2013

Pesci

10.3

5.5

0.9

 

Personal:

Stewart grew up in Wood Green, London, and attended Alexandra Park School. Her father, Dexter, cycles the longest stage of the Tour de France each year with a local club. She has one elder sister and one younger brother. Her college degree was in sociology. Cites playing the USA women in a friendly in Manchester in 2012 and the Olympic Games as her best sporting memories. Favourite musician is Michael Jackson and favourite actor as Tom Hanks.

Trivia:

Before her freshman season at Florida in 2008-2009, Stewart had to have a non-functioning kidney removed. She was subsequently listed as one of the finalists for the 2009 V Foundation Comeback Award.

Twitter:

@azania13

 
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