Washington commit Isaiah Stewart was named a McDonald’s All-American on Thursday. The game will be played on March 27 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
A five-star center, Stewart (6-9, 245) verbally committed to Washington on Sunday. He made the announcement on ESPN, choosing the Huskies over fellow finalists Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kentucky.
Jaden McDaniels, a five-star power forward out of Federal Way, was also named a McDonald’s All-American. McDaniels (6-11, 185) recently told 247Sports that he’s deciding between Washington, Kentucky, San Diego State Texas and UCLA.
After making his announcement, Stewart said he would work to bring McDaniels to UW, too.
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“We’re trying to build something out there … If we get him, game-changer,” Stewart said during the broadcast.
Stewart has a longtime relationship with UW head coach Mike Hopkins. When he was still an assistant at Syracuse, Hopkins was Stewart’s main recruiter.
“Me and Coach Hopkins go way back from when I was a freshman,” Stewart said during Sunday’s broadcast. “I’m a big relationship guy. Relationship plays a major role in my recruitment. He’s a coach I trust to push me harder and help me accomplish my goals.”
Stewart is from Rochester, N.Y. but plays for La Lumiere in Indiana. He’s considered the No. 1 prospect from New York, the No. 3 center in the country and the No. 6 recruit in his class by 247Sports.com.
McDaniels is considered the No. 1 power forward and the No. 5 player nationally by 247Sports.com. He is a reigning TNT All-Area and all-state pick, as well as a former 4A all-state selection by the Associated Press.
Quade Green, a former five-star recruit who transferred from Kentucky to UW, was a McDonald’s All-American in 2017. He’ll be eligible to play midway through next season.