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Isaiah Stewart visits Georgetown, planning to cut list soon
By ADAM ZAGORIAIsaiah Stewart, the 6-foot-9 forward from La Lumiere (IN) and the Albany City Rocks, took an unofficial visit to Georgetown over the weekend and plans to trim his list to five very soon.
His visit with Georgetown coincided with coach Patrick Ewing’s 56th birthday.
“It was good,” Stewart said Monday by phone. “I enjoyed it.
“They think I can be a guy that can open up the floodgates for Georgetown and Coach Ewing’s message to me was how he had a different type of relationship with coach [John] Thompson and that’s how he wanted to be with me. He wanted me and him to have the same relationship as him and coach Thompson. And he feels like in terms of development, he feels like there no one else who can develop me more than he can. So we talked about development in terms of me playing in their system and playing with their guards and stuff like that so it was a great visit.”
Stewart has no other visits planned and hopes to cut his list in half, possibly as early as this week.
Stewart recently trimmed his list to 10 schools: Georgetown, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Villanova, Duke, Michigan State, Indiana, Texas, Louisville and Washington.
“Yeah, I’m planning on doing that,” he said Monday. “Hopefully, soon. I just have to talk it over one more time with my family and my coach. I plan on talking my family and coaches sometime this week and seeing where it goes from there.”
Kentucky has not yet offered and it doesn’t sound like they’ll be in the mix.
“Not really,” he said. “I haven’t heard much from them lately. It’s just been the same schools hitting me up.”
He visited Indiana, Notre Dame and Michigan State prior to the U17 Argentina trip in July and recapped them here.
Meantime, after shutting it down at the end of July he plans to play in the Nike Skills Academy Aug. 8-12 in Los Angeles and the SLAM Summer Classic in New York Aug. 18.
“Yeah, I plan on playing in it,” he said. “I’m actually talking to my dad and my coaches about that but I’ll be at the Skills Academy and I plan on being at the SLAM game as well.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.