Congratulations to Rochester native Isaiah Stewart. The basketball star was selected No. 16 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday Night. First, to the Portland Trailblazers and later traded to the Detroit Pistons. Stewart is now the highest ever draft pick out of Rochester, surpassing Greece Athena’s John Wallace who was picked 18th overall by the New York Knicks in 1996 and Al Butler, who was taken 17th overall in 1961 by the Boston Celtics.
The 6-foot-9 center finished his freshman season at Washington averaging 17 points and 8.8 rebounds, setting the UW freshman records for blocks (66) and rebounds (281). Stewart played in all 32 games and recorded 14 double-doubles, earning himself All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Pac-12 Freshman team honors. Click Here to Read More.