I managed to speak today with Kansas Jayhawk senior Rodrick Stewart, formerly of Rainier Beach High. I have a story in today's paper in which he admits that his college career wasn't what he had imagined when he left Seattle. But he adds that it could end on a high note if the Jayhawks beat Memphis for the national title on Monday.
He also said he is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repain the fractured kneecap he suffered Friday while going up for a dunk at Final Four practice.
Stewart said he has been told to expect a rehabilitation period of four to six months. After that, he said he hopes to play professional basketball somewhere, ideally with his twin brother, Lodrick, who is back living in Seattle since finishing his college career at Southern California.
"That's definitely our goal," Rodrick said. "We talk about it every day. I still feel kind of bad leaving him at SC that way I did. We were always viewed as one, so I thought it would be a good thing for me: just getting away and maturing on my own. I definitely feel that I have, and now we talk about playing together, even if it's overseas or anywhere. There's nothing like playing with your own brother. It's the best feeling in the world."