Isaiah Stewart is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. He was drafted into the National Basketball Association in 2020 and in December 2021, he is a part of the Detroit Pistons’ team. He plays power forward and he shoots with his right.
Before joining the NBA, he played for Huskies of the University of Washington when in 2019, he was named Mr. Basketball USA.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Steward was born on May 22, 2001. His full name is Isaiah Steward II and he is from Rochester, New York. He stands 203 cm tall and his last listed weight is 113 kilograms. He plays Centre and he is right-handed and shoots with his right.
He grew up playing boxing and soccer. In the fifth grade, he started to focus on basketball as his height was seen as an advantage. When he was 12, he was already 183 cm tall. By the time he was 14, he stood 201 cm.
High School and College Career
He attended the McQuaid Jesuit High School in his hometown of Rochester. This was a local catholic school. In his freshman year, he was named the player of the year for the Rochester City Athletic Conference.
In his junior year, he transferred to the La Lumiere School, a local college preparatory school. He moved there for their basketball program. While with La Lumiere, he was named as an honorable mention for the MaxPreps Junior All-American team.
Other honors that were credited to him while he was at La Lumiere include being named to the McDonald’s All-American team. He also played in the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic. He was also named Mr Basketball USA.
He finished high school as a five-star recruit and was given several College offers. In January 2018, he declared to play for the University of Washington. In his freshman year, he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team.
In 2020, it was declared that he was suitable for the NBA.
He was drafted into the NBA by the Portland Trail Blazers he was chosen in the first round and he was their 16th overall pick during the 2020 NBA Draft. The trailblazers later traded him to the Houston Rockets. He was later further traded to the Detroit Pistons. In December 2020, the Pistons announced that they had signed Isaiah.
In November 2021, he got into an on-court altercation with Lebron James. This led to a two-game suspension for Stewart.
- 2019 - McDonald’s All-American
- 2019 - Naismith Prep Player of theYear
- 2019 - Mr Basketball USA
- 2020 - First-Team All-Pac
- 2021 - All-Rookie Second Team
Gold – 2018 FIBA World U17 Cup, Team USA