ISAIAH STEWART

BIRTHDATE: 5/22/01

POSITION: Power Forward/Center

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 245 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Washington

CLASS: Freshman

STRENGTHS

  • Big body strong frame/Physical presence

  • Massive 7'4" wingspan 

  • Athleticism and mobility

  • Quick feet, quick second jump and quick twitch movements

  • Excelling timing and instincts around rim

  • Runs the floor hard

  • High Motor/Plays with energy

  • Active around the glass

  • Strong finisher around the rim/dunker spot

  • Keeps ball hall

  • Good hands

  • Not flashy, but gets the job done

  • Shows flashes of decent touch around the rim

  • Physical defender one on one and can move his feet in space

  • Has a presence as a rim protector

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Must improve left hand around rim

  • Not much of a floor spacer at this point in his career

  • Dominated prep level off his physical presence and energy more than his skill

  • Free throw shooting

  • Raw post game

  • Inconsistent shooting touch

  • Decision making/passing

SUMMARY

Isaiah Stewart is a high energy physical specimen with a high ceiling as a two way player. A little undersized at 6'9", Stewart makes up for his lack of ideal height with a reported 7'4" wingspan and his energy and effort around the rim. He combines a rare combination of physical strength with mobility and speed. 

Stewart should be able to carve out a role as a energy guy, elite rebounder, rim roller and transition finisher. Although his post game is raw and he needs to work on his left hand, he can dominate games under the basket off his energy alone. He's an excellent offensive rebounder and has a knack for converting his teammates missed shots into easy scoring opportunities for himself. Stewart has a unique ability to grab the rebound and get the shot off before the defenders can react due to his quick twitch muscles and he always keeps the ball high without needing to squat or load his jumps.

Based off the film I've seen I have not been able to see a lot of promise as a floor spacer or a face up game and he'll need to improve at the free throw line. His energy, will and strength should earn him a lot of trips to the free throw line. His game reminds me a little of Montrezl Harrell mixed with some Elton Brand.

Going into the 19-20 season, Stewart is projected as a top 5 pick.

Rafael Barlowe - September 20, 2019