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Five-star recruit D.J. Steward commits to join Duke men's basketball's Class of 2020



The talent for Duke keeps on coming.

Five-star guard D.J. Steward announced his commitment in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon to join the Blue Devil 2020 recruiting class. The Whitney Young High School product is the third five-star recruit in the Class of 2020 to commit to come to Durham, joining forward Jalen Johnson and guard Jeremy Roach.

"I love this game of basketball, the competition, the camaraderie of being on a team, and more than anything, I'm obsessed with winning," Steward said in the announcement video. "When I factor all of these things, there's one university above all that checks each of these boxes. I am honored, humbled and overjoyed to become a member of The Brotherhood and play for Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils."

The Chicago native is known for his ability to score and smooth stroke from outside, averaging 24.1 points on a .406 three-point percentage over 11 games on the 2019 Nike EYBL circuit.

Steward comes from the same high school as Jahlil Okafor, who led the Blue Devils to a national championship in 2015, earning ACC Player of the Year honors before being drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.


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