Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart earns Pac-12 honors

  • Tue Mar 10th, 2020 6:36pm
  • Sports

By Lauren Kirschman

The News Tribune

Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and the Pac-12 All-Freshman team, the conference announced Monday.

Stewart, a five-star recruit considered the No. 3 player in the 2019 class, averaged 16.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks during the regular season. He is the first UW freshman to earn first-team honors since Markelle Fultz in 2017. He’s also the 23rd freshman to be named to the All-Freshman team, including the second under head coach Mike Hopkins to earn All-Freshman honors (Jaylen Nowell, 2018).

Stewart has started all 31 games for the Huskies. He was the Pac-12’s leading freshman scorer and rebounder during the regular season and his 13 double-doubles were the second-most in the conference. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times.

Stewart was the only UW player recognized.

Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby (Seattle, Wa.) was also named to the All-Pac-12 first team. Elleby, who scored a career-high 34 points in a win over the Huskies on Feb 9, averaged 18 points and 7.8 rebounds during the regular season.

The Pac-12 also announced its major award recipients:

Player of the Year: Payton Pritchard, Oregon

Freshman of the Year: Zeke Nnaji, Arizona

Defense Player of the Year: Tyler Bey, Colorado

Most Improved Player of the Year: Chris Smith, UCLA

Sixth Man of the Year: Alonzo Verge Jr., Arizona

John R. Wooden Coach of the Year: Mick Cronin, UCLA

Noteworthy

UW freshman Jaden McDaniels was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Monday after averaging 18 points and six rebounds during the Huskies’ sweep of Arizona State and Arizona last week. McDaniels had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists against Arizona before finishing with 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the win over Arizona.