This article is part of our Recruiting Recap series.
The 2019 recruiting class is loaded with frontcourt talent, and it's given coaches a great opportunity to revamp their rosters with talented big men and swingmen. As previously noted, Memphis and Duke elected to take a lot of the best frontcourt talent for themselves, but there was still plenty of long, athletic talent to go around.
The deep class, as you will see below, has given some programs who are attempting to break through into the level of legitimate title contender a chance to stock their rosters with legitimate pro prospects.
Following the departure of reliable big man Noah Dickerson from last year's team, head coach Mike Hopkins retooled his frontcourt in a big way with the additions of Stewart and McDaniels. Stewart brings an element of flash and thrill that Washington has been missing with the center position in recent years, while McDaniels brings the length and athleticism required to thrive in Hopkins' 2-3 zone.
Stewart boasts a 6-foot-9, 245-pound frame with a 7-4 wingspan already is built like a grown man, making him a dominant force at the high school level, and already has a fairly polished game. Stewart is a terrific athlete both vertically and laterally, as he can run the floor with ease and jump out of the gym. His finishing ability is top notch, both with a soft touch and thundering jam, and he plays with a high motor, making him constantly active on the glass and as