The competition is stiff, but Indiana is still in the hunt for one of the fastest rising players in the country.
DJ Steward wasn’t well known nationally prior to the spring AAU season. Now, some of the top blue bloods in the country are trying to earn a commitment from the Chicago based guard.
Steward announced a final eight of DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina, and Texas on Thursday afternoon via Twitter.
I would like to take this time to thank all of the schools that offered me a scholarship. To be given an opportunity to attend a great school and be apart of a great basketball program. It’s a blessing and I don’t take it lightly.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/OCVR0HPnEe
— DJ Steward (@swipasnipa) August 1, 2019
Steward attends Whitney Young High School in Chicago.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard is currently ranked the No. 27 player in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 7 combo guard nationally and the No. 1 player in Illinois according to that same service.
Playing for the Chicago based MeanStreets AAU program that also produced Armaan Franklin, Steward averaged 22.9 points on 48.2% shooting overall and 39.2% from three point range.
Steward added 5.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.8 turnovers and 1.5 steals per contest this spring and summer.
The next milestone for Indiana will be to see if they can secure one of Steward’s official visits. Steward intends to announce his visits next week according to Stockrisers.
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