33 - Isaiah Stewart

6-9, 250 Power Forward/Center
Washington Freshman
Birthday
05/22/01 (19 yrs)
Hometown
Rochester, NY
High School
La Lumiere
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
9
Potential
8
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Danny Fortson/Antonio Davis

Strengths: Rugged big man with a tireless motor and youthful exuberance  ..  He is physically gifted with tremendous strength and decent touch around the rim … A physical specimen strength wise and has elite length with a 7’4 wingspan … Utilizes his strength well to post up against taller big men … Uses a variety of post moves effectively with good hands and body control around the basket … Post game consists of some nice jump hooks and up-and-unders … Shows some natural shot blocking instincts … Great, physical defender who averaged over 2 blocks per game, utilizing his length very well … Strength and energy level allow for him to dominate on the glass … Has the ability to take mid-range jumpers out of the post upon entry … Dominated all season long in the post with jump ball entry passes and pinning his defenders for easy layups … Has a solid shooting motion, just needs to gain confidence over time … Efficient shooter at the free throw line at 77%, which gives his face up, mid range game nice promise … Was very productive both scoring and on the boards as a freshman … Very young. Turns 19 on May 22nd …

Weaknesses: Below the rim athlete … Very long with decent mobility, but lacks great leaping ability to finish athletic plays above the rim … Struggles to convert ally oops as he needs time to get his feet organized to explode and convert …  His lack of explosiveness could inhibit his ability to score on the block against more explosive opponents … It’s also questionable whether he has the size and explosiveness be a rim protector at the next level … Struggles to create offense for himself as his post game and ability to get open looks need further development … Very muscle bound, but seems to sacrifice some flexibility with his muscle mass … Does not threaten opposing defenses with perimeter shooting at this point … Lacks a three point shot, and needs to extend his range beyond the paint … One dimensional post player who may struggle facing stronger, taller, and more talented big men … Heavy footed … Lateral speed is not great … Lacks foot speed and overall quickness which will hurt his defensive ability against stretch 4’s and athletic centers … Lacks a first step, limiting his ability to beat defenders off the dribble, instead finding success against them with post moves and quick jumpers … Relatively non-existent passer in the offense … Needs to cut down on the turnovers, 2.2 per game … Despite a 7’4 wingspan, he’s just 6’9, which is on the small side for the center position …

Outlook: Stewart became one of the most physically imposing big men in the entire country during his one year stop at the University of Washington … Stewart projects to be a mid-to-late first round pick in this year’s NBA Draft … Until he develops a perimeter shooting game, his ceiling will remain low as he will peak as a good/great rebounder with defensive ability … His physicality will allow him to play right away as it is hard to see him being pushed around with his build … Probably fits best on a team that likes to pound the ball and play a slower style of game …

Notes: Averaged 17 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and 2.1 BPG at Washington … 57% field goal percentage … A 6’9, 250 pound, 18 year old center … 1st team All-Pac-12 and 1st team All -Pac-12 Freshman team … Was the #3 Rated Recruit in 2019 ESPN 100 Rankings … Gained experience against some of the best big men in this year’s class (Onyeka Okongwu, Freddie Gillespie, Filip Petrusev, Zeke Nnaji) …

Derek Bast 4/21/20

Strengths: 6’9 athletic big man … Great length with a 7’4 wingspan and 9’0.5 standing reach … Good mobility, speed, and athleticism, especially at his size at 244 pounds. Gets off the ground quick and finishes plays above the rim. Measured a 29 inch standing vertical and 35 inch max vertical at the La Lumiere Combine in September 2018. Very light on his feet for his size. Swift footwork and maneuvers well to the basket. Impressive combination of power and finesse … Great strength and is physically ready for the next level. Likes to bang and is in control when playing/defending in the post … Great motor and energy, often times the first one up the floor. Wears out opponents … Very good touch inside and uses glass when appropriate. Shows a jump hook and has a good foundation for an offensive game in the low post. Consistently goes into the post, doesn’t drift to the perimeter. Averaged 11 points per game while shooting 54.5% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and averaged 17.6 points per game while shooting 58.5% FG% in 2018. Averaged 11.1 points per game while shooting 65.9% FG% in the U17 World Cup in 2018 … Has made improvement on his jump shot and face up game. Improved midrange shooter and has started stretching the floor to knock down threes with good form … Alert and reacts quickly. Good hands … Passes well out of the post and doesn’t force up bad shots … Good rebounder on both ends, converts offensive rebounds into points at a good rate. Averaged 8.4 rebounds (3.6 offensive) per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and finished third in 2018 with 10.6 rebounds (three offensive) per game. Averaged 8.4 rebounds per game in the U17 World Cup in 2018 … Good defender with versatility. Can defend the post as well as switch onto the perimeter with his quick feet and lateral movement. Good shot blocker and contests without fouling. Averaged 1.4 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Vocal and team player. Willing screener and ideal skillset as a roll man with potential as a pick and pop shooter … Hard worker and has consistently improved his game. Coachable and does all the things you want from a big man …

Weaknesses: Improving as a free throw shooter but still has room to get better. Shot 51.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 68.2% FT% in 2018. Shot 66.7% FT% in the U17 World Cup in 2018 … Can expand his post-game. Good foundation but needs to throw in some counters and drop steps when the defense overplays his jump hook/right hand. Can improve finishing with his left hand … Minimal ability put the ball on the floor. Has to have a guard come get it after defensive rebounds or in the half-court if he doesn’t immediately make a move or take a shot after catching the ball …

Outlook: Incoming Washington freshman … Scored 16 points on 8-11 shooting in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds (four offensive) in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic … Played in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … Led La Lumiere to finish runner up at the Geico National Championship, finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds in the championship game … 2018 All-Peach Jam: First Team with averages of 19 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 53.5% FG%, and 84.6% FT% … 2018 All-EYBL First Team … Won Gold with USA in the U17 World Cup in 2018 …

Evan Tomes 8/2/19

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