The 2020 NBA Draft has added another talented freshman in Washington Huskies freshman forward Isaiah Stewart. His draft stock has suffered some in his freshman year, but he was expected to head for the NBA regardless after one season in college. The Huskies had a very disappointing season overall, but Stewart was solid throughout the year. There is a solid chance the freshman forward will fall to the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The Coronavirus Outbreak could make it hard for guys like him to gain any ground in their projections.
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The Huskies will have another year of a near-total reset of their key players. Stewart is the first domino to fall, but he will likely not be the last. His lone year with the Huskies saw him average 17 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. Those are good numbers and he paired them with a field goal percentage of 57 percent. He is incredibly talented and can provide solid depth in the NBA.
Stewart is listed at 6’9″ and 250 pounds which would imply he projects as an NBA power forward. He does have the skillset to play center in the NBA and could slide perfectly into the role in a small-ball lineup. The NBA has a premium on talented forwards, so it is easy to see how Stewart can grind out a role for himself in the NBA. There is plenty of upside for Stewart heading into the next level of college basketball. Stewart is incredibly talented and should provide needed post depth for an NBA team.