Isaiah Stewart, a 6-foot-9 center and five-star recruit, announced his verbal commitment to Washington Sunday night. He chose the Huskies over Syracuse, Duke, Michigan State, and Kentucky.
A Rochester native and current player at La Lumiere (Indiana) High School, Stewart is ranked No. 5 on ESPN’s top-100 for 2019, and No. 6 by Rivals and 247Sports.
He is a member of Albany City Rocks AAU, and played alongside current SU forward Buddy Boeheim and 2019 commit Joe Girard III. However, Stewart also has a close relationship with Washington head coach and former SU assistant Mike Hopkins.
Mike Hopkins didn’t just beat out Jim Boeheim for Isaiah Stewart. He beat out 3 other Hall of Famers in Coach K, Calipari and Izzo. Impressive. He built a relationship before @Dreamville_33 was a Top 5. @UW @Coach_Hopkins pic.twitter.com/NKBzmdWIMt
— Mike Catalana (@MikeCatalana) January 21, 2019
— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) January 21, 2019
Five-star center Isaiah Stewart announces he’s heading to #Washington
— Lars Hanson (@LarsHanson) January 21, 2019
— Percy Allen (@percyallen) January 21, 2019