DJ Steward of Whitney Young High School (IL) and Meanstreets has gone from not just one of the top seniors in the Midwest, but one of the top in the country. On Wednesday, he announced his commitment to Duke University and Coach Krzyzewski. 

The commitment follows after Krzyzewski and the entire Duke coaching staff traveled up to Chicago last Tuesday to see Steward at Whitney Young’s open gym. After the entire staff visited Steward, the senior guard returned the favor and headed down to Durham over the weekend for his official visit to Duke. 

Steward’s stock really soared while playing with Meanstreets this summer on the EYBL. He was one of the league’s leading scorers with 24.1 points per game and shooting nearly 51% from the field. His strong performance in July caught the eye of many blue blood programs as he was offered not only by Duke, but North Carolina as well. Then in July Steward announced his final eight which in addition to Duke and North Carolina included DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, and Texas. As well to his final eight schools, Steward also had offers from Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Wake Forest, among many others. 

The guard joins a strong recruitment class that already includes Jalen Johnson of IMG Academy (FL) and Jeremy Roach of Paul VI Catholic High School (VA). In the NY2LA 2020 player rankings Johnson sits atop the rankings at number 1, Roach checks in at 21, while Steward comes in at 48.