Judson’s Stuart Lagerson Signs D-1 Scholarship
by Judson Basketball :: Nov 11, 2009
Judson’s Stuart Lagerson Signs NCAA Division One Scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington
Stuart Lagerson, a 7’0” senior basketball player at Judson High School signed a full scholarship agreement with the University of Texas at Arlington at 12:30 pm today. Located in Arlington, Texas, in the heart of the DFW Metroplex, UTA is one of the up and coming NCAA Division I basketball programs in the southwest. The Mavericks are a member of the Southland Conference and are coached by Head Coach Scott Cross. During his first three seasons, Cross has guided the Mavericks to the schools only appearance in the NCAA Tournament, won a conference tournament and recorded 50 wins faster than any other coach in school history.
Stuart, the son of Robin Blauen of Converse, TX and Doug Lagerson of Santa Monica, CA said, “On my official visit I felt completely at home immediately, greeted with a smile and handshake by Coach Greg Young. I am excited to continue my career in the state of Texas, and was impressed by the outstanding Engineering Department. Coach Cross, Coach Young and Coach Daniels have developed a family atmosphere that will allow me to reach my goals as a person, student and basketball player.”
Stuart, the tallest player in the history of Judson High School, is considered one of the top players in the pre-season in the state of Texas. Texas Hoops and Rivals.com have Stuart rated as the 71st rated prospect for the Class of 1010. As a junior he started every game in leading the Rockets to a school best 36-2 record, and he made All-District 26-5A Honorable Mention.
“Stuart has incredible potential, and should make a significant impact as an inside presence for Texas-Arlington next season. He has made tremendous strides month by month, and we are looking for him to be a dominating force again this season.” said Judson Head Basketball Coach Mike Wacker. “He is a great young man and student, with his life priorities in order. I believe his best basketball is ahead of him, and I feel Texas-Arlington’s is fortunate to sign him.”
As a junior, Stuart was voted the teams most improved player and led the team in blocks with almost three per game. This summer during the AAU season for the South Texas Rohawks, he averaged almost six blocks per game. He considered offers from Texas State, Western Kentucky, Cornell, Cal-Poly, UC-Riverside and UALR before deciding on the Mavericks.
Stuart is an honor roll student, a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to pursue a major in Mechanical Engineering at UTA.