The 6-foot-1 guard from Eldridge, Iowa, is likely to sit out this season and learn. However, Marlon Stewart possesses some of the skills necessary to compete in the Big East.
A stocky guard with a pass-first mentality, Stewart led his North Scott High School team and garnered attention for his leadership and impressive on-court abilities. He led the Lancers to the state title in 2015 and averaged 17 points-per-game and 3.5 assists-per-game. Stewart's contributions also led to North Scott ending Iowa City West's run of state titles.
Creighton has had an Iowan on its roster for as long as this writer can remember, and Stewart continues that trend. Although he's likely to redshirt due to a surplus of guards at Creighton this season, it could be the best thing for him as he's suffered a preseason injury, hampering his ability to learn during practices.
Stewart was recruited by Northern Illinois, Florida Gulf Coast, Toledo, Robert Morris and former MVC foe Bradley.
According to his bio on Creighton's athletics website, Stewart likes chicken alfredo, Kanye West, and the movie I Am Legend. Not a terrible trio, is it?
Competing with Stewart for minutes next season will be guards Marcus Foster, Maurice Watson Jr., Isaiah Zierden and Malik Albert. Big East members may not see much of Stewart until the 2017-18 season.