An American NBA player Isaiah Stewart is a force to be reckoned with on the court- thanks to his imposing performances. A professional since 2020, Stewart plays as a center for Detriot Pistons, wearing jersey number #28.
Stewart never thought of basketball as his career until his early teens. By the age of 12, he stood 6 feet (1.83 m), which drew him to basketball & eventually, the NBA prominence.
Isaiah Stewart, the 2020 NBA Draft pick of the Blazers, was traded immediately to the Rockets before another trade to the Pistons.
After his four-year rookie contract with Detriot Pistons ended, he signed two one-year option contracts: for the 2022-23 season & the 2023-24 season.
Along with his NBA games, the player’s altercation with LeBron James is yet another topic to talk about; it left him ejected from the game & fined.
Want to know more about Isaiah Stewart’s career achievements, controversy, net worth, & family? The article here covers all about the basketball star.
|Full Name||Isaiah Stewart II|
|Nick Name||Beef Stew|
|Date of Birth||May 22, 2001|
|Age||22 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Rochester, New York, U.S.|
|Height||6 feet 8 inches/ 2.03 m/ 203 cm|
|Weight||250 lbs/ 113 Kg|
|High School||McQuaid Jesuit, La Lumiere School|
|Father’s Name||Dela Stewart|
|Mother’s Name||Shameka Holloway|
|Position||Center, Power forward|
|Current Team||Detroit Pistons|
|Career Highlights||NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2021)
First-team All-Pac-12 (2020)
|NBA draft||Round: 1, 2020, Pick: 16th Overall|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Signed Jersey, Signed Card|
|Last Update||November 2023|
Early Life, Family & Education
Stewart was born on May 22, 2001, in Rochester, New York, as one of seven children to Dela Stewart & Shameka Holloway.
His parents met in New York in the 1990s, where his father worked at a construction site, operating a jackhammer before retiring in October 2019.
Isaiah’s father Dela is a native of Jamaica who emigrated to the United States in the 1970s & worked on a farm in South Flordia before moving to New York.
As reported, the basketball star’s father & mother are separated but are on good terms.
After living as an infant with his mom, then 4-year-old Isaiah moved in permanently with his dad Dela Stewart & older brother Martin.
Isaiah attended McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester and later transferred to La Lumiere School during his junior year.
For his collegiate basketball, he enrolled at the University of Washington in 2019. After his freshmen year, Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA Draft on April 1, 2020.
How Old Is Isaiah Stewart? Height & Body Measurement?
Born in 2001, Stewart is 22 years old. His zodiac sign is Aries, while according to the Chinese calendar, he was born in the Dragon year.
Isaiah is a physically imposing figure on the court, standing at a towering height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and weighing 113 kg (250 lbs).
He has a standing reach of 9’0.50” and a wing span of 7 feet 4 inches (2.23 m).
Isaiah Stewart’s Feud With LeBron James
The NBA player has been making waves with his impressive performances on the court. However, Stewart’s professional career is not immune to controversies though.
On November 21, 2021, he was involved in a scuffle with one of the greatest basketball players of all time, LeBron James, in a 116-121 loss against LA Lakers.
While attempting for the rebound, James’ elbow hit Stewart’s face. Subsequently, the Pistons power forward charged against him and shoved LeBron that resulted in confrontation between the two.
Due to the incident, both Isaiah Stewart & LeBron James were ejected from the game.
While Stewart saw the suspension of two games with a $45,201 fine, while the Lakers star was ruled out for one game.
Relationship & Social Media
Being in the limelight with NBA gameplays as well as controversies, there is no denying Isaiah Stewart’s relationship talk is another topic fans want to dig in.
It seems Isaiah is not dating officially anyone at the moment. So far, the NBA player has no records of a girlfriend or any rumored relationship.
The Rochester, New York-born is an active user of Instagram (@the.isaiahstewart) & Twitter (@Dreamville_33). Though most of his social media posts feature his NBA moments or drills.
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The American basketball star Isaiah Stewart is allegedly single & is currently focusing on his professional career.
Though fans are still unwilling to accept that he is away from a secret relationship.
NBA Career & Achievements
Stewart became the 16th overall pick (first round) of Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020 NBA Draft. He was the fourth power forward pick of the draft, following: Onyeka Okongwu, Obi Toppin & Jalen Smith.
However, shortly after the draft, the Blazers traded him to Houston Rockets, before another trade, to Detroit Pistons in exchange for Christian Wood.
With the Pistons, Isaiah made his NBA debut on December 28, 2020, in a loss against Atlanta Hawks.
Then on April 29, 2021, he scored 20 points (his 2020 season-high) in a game against Dallas Mavericks.
In the 2021-22 NBA season, Isaiah Stewart played in 71 games (started in all) and averaged 8.3 points per game (589 points), 8.7 rebounds per game & 1.2 assists per game.
Accolades & Awards
- 2021 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
- 2020 First-team All-Pac-12
- 2019 Mr. Basketball USA
- 2019 Naismith Prep Player of the Year
- McDonald’s All-American (in 2019)
Net Worth & Salary Of Isaiah Stewart
As of November 2023, Isaiah Stewart has an estimated net worth of $3 million. All this hefty fortune came through his NBA contracts & endorsement earnings.
He was the 2021 NBA Draft pick of the Blazers, but they traded him to the Rockets before another trade, which landed him with the Detroit Pistons ahead of the regular season.
With the Pistons, Stewart signed a four-year rookie contract worth $15.10 million with the Pistons on November 30, 2020.
The deal fully was fully guaranteed and bagged him an average annual salary of $3,774,548.
Then, on October 5, 2021, he exercised an option contract worth $3.43 million for the 2022-23 NBA season.
For the 2023-24 season, Stewart’s salary is $5.27 million- thanks to another option deal with the Pistons, signed on September 26, 2022.
In 2020, following his entry into the NBA, he signed an endorsement deal with Puma.
He loves the classic Puma Clyde collection and admires American rapper J. Cole, who has a signature shoe with Puma called the RS-Dreamer.
On his Instagram, the NBA star often the brands like PUMA Sportstyle, Kool Kiy, Puma, The Museum, and Elegance Custom Clothiers as part of sponsorships. It possibly earns him a 6-digit figure per year.
Lesser Known Facts
- Isaiah wasn’t always a basketball player! Growing up, Stewart was actually a huge soccer and boxing fan.
- When Isaiah was a child, his mother used to sing reggae music to comfort him. His mother is not only his biggest fan but also his confidant. They talk every day before he goes to bed.
- Isaiah is the youngest of seven children, with three brothers, Martin Stewart, Terrence Holloway, and William Holloway, and three sisters, Krishna Stewart Boone, Shyasia Holloway, and Latoya Stewart.
- His Jamaican heritage makes him a unique and exciting player to watch in the coming years. While at Washington Huskies, he wore jersey number 33 in honor of Jamaican former NBA player Patrick Ewing.
- The NBA player’s paternal grandfather was a Jamaican fisherman and farmer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was Isaiah Stewart suspended for 2 games?
In a game against LA Lakers in November 2021, the Pistons' power forward was elbowed on faced by LeBron James in an attempt for a rebound. Unhappy with that, Stewart shoved James which resulted in a heated altercation between them. As a result, Isaiah Steward was suspended for 2 games, while LeBron faced a one-game suspension.
Where is Isaiah Stewart now?
Stewart plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA. They signed him in 2020 as a draft transfer- picked by the Blazers before trade to the Rockets & then to the Pistons.
Has Isaiah Stewart played in international tournaments?
Yes, Isaiah Stewart played for the United States at the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina. Stewart helped the team win the gold medal in the tournament. The player led all scorers with 15 points and nine rebounds in the 95-52 victory against France in the final.