Stewart & West to continue playing careers

Two Northwest Kansas Technical College basketball players have signed to continue their athletic

careers come next season. DeAngelo Stewart and Kabir West have each been at Northwest Tech 

 for one season under Head Coach Jase Herl. Both athletes are coming off a season that was undefeated on their home court and competed in the Region VI Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.

Stewart from Detroit, Mich. played for Alabama State in Montgomery, Ala. for one year before coming to Goodland to play for the Mavericks. During the 2014-15 season he was awarded All-Region Honorable Mention. Stewart is set to graduate in May with his Associate Degree. He will continue his ball-playing career at Division I IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. Coach Herl commented, "DeAngelo has a great chance to be an All-Conference performer at IPFW. He is a versatile scorer, and at 6'5" can score inside. He was second leading 3-point shooter for us on the team, and the leading rebounder."

West, originally from Brooklyn, N. Y., played for Ang

elina College in Lufkin, Texas for one year before committing to Northwest Tech. West is set to graduate this May with an Associate Degree. After playing with the Mavericks for a season, he has signed to play with Division II Colorado Mesa University (formerly known as Mesa State College) in Grand Junction, Colo. Coach Herl stated, "Kabir West is a versatile 6'4" forward, who is athletic, and is able to get to the rim and shoot at mid-range." 

On both athletes Herl said, "Both of these schools are getting outstanding kids that are going to be able to make an impact on the floor as well as out in the community."

Teammate Izais Hicks also signed a Letter of Intent, and is set to play Coppin State in Baltimore.

Coach Herl recently finished his third year as head coach of the Northwest Tech Mavericks, a program that began in 2012.