Washington Huskies’ Isaiah Stewart declares himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft

Washington's Isaiah Stewart reacts to scoring against Mount St. Mary's late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Seattle. Washington won 56-46. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)AP

The Huskies’ freshman Isaiah Stewart announced that he is heading to the 2020 NBA draft per ESPN. The young prospect, who is projected as a late first round pick, signed with RocNation, which will represent him in the start of his professional career.

Furthermore, he was one of the best high-school recruit, before attending the University of Washington.

“I take a lot of pride in winning national player of the year in high school. The list of guys that won that award is impressive,” Stewart noted through ESPN.

“I feel like I am someone who can play in an NBA game tomorrow physically. With all the uncertainty about whether there will be a summer league or what type of offseason the NBA might have, it’s more important than ever to have a long body of work teams can look at. People already know my reputation and what my character is as a person. I’ll continue to show NBA teams that over video conferences, Skype, FaceTime or whatever it might be.”

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Stewart, who has a 7-foot-4 wingspan, averaged 17 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game for the Huskies in his freshman year, shooting 59% from 2-point range and 77% from the free-throw line.