The 19-year-old, originally from Claremont Nedlands, debuted against his former club in the 2015-16 season after switching to University.
"I loved Claremont Nedlands as a club and all the blokes in the squad," Stuart said.
"There were two really good spinners in front of me in Daniel Turkich and Haydan Morton and I wanted an opportunity to play first grade, so I made the decision to go to University."
As a mark of his versatility in the side, Stuart has been moved up and down the order for University, batting anywhere between opener and No.10.
"When I was younger, I was a batsman who bowled left-arm Chinaman," he said.
"I didn't have a wrongun at the time, so I started bowling off-spin.
"Eventually I got picked as a spinner and was batting nine and 10, but I got an opportunity to open this year and push my case as an all-rounder."
After getting his chance at the top of the order, Stuart finally broke through to make his first century at First Grade level, scoring 114 from 172 with 16 fours.
"It was an awesome feeling, it didn't really sink in until the next day, to be honest," he said.
"I was really nervous before the game, I hadn't even made a 50 yet and it all happened really quickly, the next day it sunk in that I made a First Grade hundred.
"I felt like in the last couple of games, I'd got in but not gone on with a big score, but I felt really good at the crease and I've been putting in a bit of work with my batting so it was nice that it paid off."
Stuart also had the perfect view of teammate George Bartlett's maiden First Grade century, with the pair scoring a brutal 97 runs during their third-wicket stand.
"George was outstanding," he said.
"He is so relaxed and composed, he's got a lot of time when he bats and everything looks so effortless.
"He scores really quickly, it's nice to watch him bat and for him to score his first hundred as well was amazing."
While Stuart has gone from strength to strength this season, University found itself outside of the top six by two points for the first time this season after a shock loss to Rockingham Mandurah in Round 12.
"I think in our early Two Day matches, we were really good," he said.
"Especially defending small totals, last year we probably would've lost those games but this season we've been really strong.
"I think we've improved and exceeded a lot people's expectations, so hopefully we can get a few more wins on the board and start looking at finals."
University's Round 13 Two Day match against Mount Lawley continues on Saturday February 10 at 11:40am at James Oval.