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Journey to the McDAAG: Isaiah Stewart

By Pat Lawless, 03/08/19, 4:45PM EST


Isaiah Stewart's path to the McDAAG

His Path to the McDAAG

In a class filled with a ton of big man talent, Isaiah Stewart has emerged as one of the best through his time in high school, but it wasn’t always that way for him. He started his high school career at McQuaid Jesuit and started to gain some notoriety, especially in the northeast. Some parts of his game that stood out in his freshman and sophomore year were his motor, strong frame and elite rebounding ability. Some people questioned just how much upside he had and if how he played would translate to the latter parts of his high school career.

He proved them wrong with how he improved his body and expanded his capabilities on the offensive end in his junior and now senior year at national powerhouse La Lumiere (I.N.). Stewart became more than just high motor big man, he became very well rounded with how he developed as an athlete and with his skill set. In this past AAU season with the City Rocks, Stewart averaged 17.6 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. After his performance this past Nike EYBL season, he is now ranked the 4th best player in the class, according to ESPN.

What's Next?

Isaiah Stewart took a different path than some in his position would in committing to the Washington Huskies over other blue blood programs. Mike Hopkins took it on himself to recruit Stewart when he landed the head coaching position at Washington. Hopkins previously recruited Stewart when he was an assistant coach at Syracuse University.

Not only is Washington having a huge season this year as they are currently first in the Pac-12 and have a 24-6 record, but they landed a game changer recruit in Isaiah Stewart. It might be a short stay for Stewart as he projects as a one and done prospect, but no matter what he will be a fan favorite for Washington fans and should keep them on the successful path they have been on.

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