As was expected, Duke Basketball landed a commitment on Wednesday afternoon from DJ Steward, a 5-star combo guard in the 2020 recruiting class. With the commitment of Steward, Duke now has three 2020 commits — all 5-star prospects. Steward joins forward Jalen Johnson, a forward and top-five player in the class, and point guard Jeremy Roach as future Blue Devils.
Steward, who hails from Chicago, took an official visit to Duke this past weekend; his recruitment was led by Duke associate head coach Jon Scheyer, another Chicago-area product.
Steward is ranked as the No. 26 overall prospect in the 2020 class by 247 Sports, which broke the news of his commitment.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 18, 2019
Recently, several members of Duke’s coaching staff visited Steward up in Chicago, too. Steward become a priority recruit for the Blue Devils. A star at Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young, Duke’s staff likes how Steward and Roach project together as a backcourt.
Steward was schedule to visit Louisville later this month. He took an official visit to Texas the weekend before his Durham visit.