Duke basketball legends the current Blue Devils should be for Halloween

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Halloween costume for Duke basketball guard DJ Steward…

DANIEL EWING (2001-05)

When I first heard of freshman guard DJ Steward and of his measurables and overall game, I couldn’t help but think of former Duke basketball standout Daniel Ewing.

Ewing was a 6-foot-3 combo guard with smooth handles and a consistent jump shot. Steward has all that plus what seems to be a lot more personality.

DJ Steward can score from anywhere in the gym and appears to be the answer to the question Duke has had since Luke Kennard left town. That question is who will hit the threes consistently from the backcourt.

For a time in the early 2000s, Daniel Ewing was that guy. While fellow guard JJ Redick understandably took the spotlight, Ewing was a consistent presence guiding the Blue Devils.

And just as Ewing was at the 2004 Final Four — seriously, Duke was robbed, and I will die on that hill — Steward needs to be that consistent presence and maybe even put up a quiet 12 points a night for the Blue Devils. This shouldn’t be hard as the sniper averaged 22.5 points per game in his senior year of high school…