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Monday / July 6.
  • DJ Steward talks Duke, UNC, Kentucky

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    DJ Steward, the 6-foot-4 combo guard from Whitney Young (IL) and the Mean Streets AAU program, is being heavily pursued by Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky, among others.

    Louisville, Iowa, Iowa State, Texas, DePaul and Notre Dame had offered before Peach Jam, he said.

    Steward will be in attendance this weekend at the USA Basketball mini-camp, where coaches from many top schools are expected to watch him and others.

    “A day after Peach Jam I got an offer from Duke and a couple days later North Carolina offered too,” he wrote in his USA Today blog. “Kentucky is on my pretty hard. I’ve been talking to Coach Payne and he told me that I’m a priority, and I have to get on the call with Coach Cal pretty soon.

    “I feel like I’ll get an offer from them soon. I know I’m looking forward to talk to him.

    “It’s wild.”

    Steward said several Duke commits and incoming players have already contacted him.

    “I’ve had players hit me too; Jalen Johnson and Jeremy Roach have been in my ear a lot lately trying to get me to join The Brotherhood,” he wrote.

    “I’ll look to start taking visits once I get the list down.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.