In the aftermath of Kevin Stallings’ dismissal at Pittsburgh, many players on the roster took the opportunity to evaluate their options. One of those players was 6-foot-5 guard Parker Stewart, who as a freshman was one of the lone bright spots in what was a dismal season for the Panthers.
Stewart, who averaged 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season, announced on Friday that he has decided to transfer to UT-Martin. With the move Stewart will play for his father, with Anthony Stewart having been the head coach at UT-Martin since 2016.
Stewart will have to sit out the 2018-19 season per NCAA transfer rules, after which he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Parker Stewart started 20 of the 32 games he played in as a freshman at Pitt, shooting 38.3 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three and 80.0 percent from the foul line. As noted above the 2017-18 season was an especially rough one for Pittsburgh, which finished the season with an 8-24 overall record and went winless against ACC competiion (0-18 regular season and a loss to Notre Dame in the conference tournament).
Stewart joins a UTM perimeter rotation that will have just one senior in 2018-19, DelFincko Bogan. Bogan averaged 9.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, making him the Skyhawks’ leading returning scorer.