Former McQuaid star Isaiah Stewart named Naismith High School Player of the Year

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A former Section V star has received a huge national honor.

Isaiah Stewart, who is from Rochester and played at McQuaid before transferring to top school La Lumiere in Indiana, has been named the 2019 Naismith High School Player of the Year.

“To have Isaiah win the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy is an absolute an honor for him and for the school,” said La Lumiere School boys’ basketball head coach Patrick Holmes in a statement from Naismith. “He has worked hard his whole life to get to this point, and he does it while representing himself, his family and the school in a first-class manner.”

In the past four years, the award has gone to players that ended up being top prospects in the NBA Draft (R.J. Barrett, Michael Porter Jr., Lonzo Ball, and Ben Simmons).

Stewart, a 6’9” center, is ranked as the fourth top prospect in the 2019 recruiting class. He has committed to Washington and will play for former Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins.

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