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Isaiah Stewart, ranked No. 5 in ESPN 100, picks Washington

Isaiah Stewart, ranked No. 5 in ESPN 100, picks Washington
Published On: Mon, Jan 21
Jan 14, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (22) controls the ball in front of North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Kyle Washington (32) during the second half at PNC Arena. The Tarheels won 81-79. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Top-five seniorA Isaiah StewartA announced his commitment toA WashingtonA on Sunday night at the Hoophall Classic.

Stewart chose the Huskies over Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kentucky during an announcement on ESPN.

He took official visits to all five of his finalists during the fall but decided not to commit during the early signing period. Washington head coach Mike Hopkins had a relationship with Stewart from his time as an assistant coach at Syracuse and continued to recruit the big man once he took over at Washington in March 2017.

"Me and Coach Hopkins go way back," Stewart said. "Once he got that head-coaching job at Washington, it changed a lot. At first, I wasn't leaning toward them, but as me and Coach Hopkins continued to talk, he's the type of guy that's like me -- different, works hard and wants to start his own legacy -- and that's what I want to do. I'm not an average or normal recruit. I could've went to another school and just been another one of those guys. I feel like I'm special, and I feel like I deserve to go out there. I feel like they deserve a top recruit. It's been a while."

Although the perceived favorite in his recruitment changed several times over the summer and fall -- from Duke to Villanova to Kentucky to Michigan State -- the Huskies remained a factor due to Stewart's connection with Hopkins. Washington already had two players from Stewart's grassroots program on the roster, guardA Nahziah CarterA and forwardA Hameir Wright.

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