What draft pick was Isaiah Hartenstein

Last Modified Apr 24, 2024 13:05 GMT



What draft pick was Isaiah Hartenstein?
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Isaiah Hartenstein is a German-American center who plays for the New York Knicks. The seven footer grew up in a basketball family, as his father, Florian Hartenstein, played for the University of Oregon.


After an injury to Mitchell Robinson, Hartenstein took on the starting role for the Knicks in the 2023/24 season. He led the team in offensive rebounds, total rebounds and blocks per game (minimum 60 games played). He also had the second highest plus-minus for the Knicks (+406), behind only Jalen Brunson.


In the 2023/24 season, Hartenstein averaged 7.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists with 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest. He is one of the seven players in the NBA, to average more than one steal and block per game (minimum 60 games played).


Before the NBA, Hartenstein played in Germany and Lithuania. In the 2013/14 season, Hartenstein led the Artland Dragons' junior team to a German championship in the Under-16 Bundesliga JBBL. He averaged 20.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.9 blocks, and was named the MVP. His father Florian who served as head coach of the team was named JBBL Coach of the Year. He also helped the Žalgiris Kaunas Under-18 squad to win the qualifying tournament to the EuroLeague Next Generation Basketball Tournament.


In January 2016, Hartenstein decided to leave the Artland Dragons to join Zalgiris Kaunas. After winning the Lithuanian league and cup in 2017, he declared for the 2017 NBA Draft.


Isaiah Hartenstein Draft

Isaiah Hartenstein was drafted with the 43rd overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2017 NBA Draft. Prior to the NBA Draft, he scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds in 19 minutes at the Nike Hoop Summit.


The NBA analysts saw him as a versatile left handed player, with a solid 7-feet-2 wingspan. Hartenstein is not only a good defender and rebounder, but can also be used as the ball handler in pick-n-roll situations.


FAQs on What draft pick was Isaiah Hartenstein

A. Isaiah Hartenstein was drafted 43rd overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2017 NBA Draft.

A. Isaiah Hartenstein plays for the New York Knicks. 

A. Isaiah Hartenstein is 25 years old as of April 2024, born on May 5, 1998. 

A. Isaiah Hartenstein is a German-American professional basketball player. His father was a former professional basketball player in Germany. 

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