Duke basketball makes the cut for a promising recruit

Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball program remains in the fray for a solid 2023 prospect.

Lost in the shuffle with the Duke basketball headline news on Tuesday, Windermere (Fla.) power forward Sean Stewart included the Blue Devils among his recruitment’s eight finalists, which On3 recruiting expert Joe Tipton first reported.

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The other seven programs still on the high school junior’s radar are Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio State, and Stanford.

Fresh off a Duke basketball visit

Sean Stewart, who sits No. 33 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, has taken official visits to Duke, Georgetown, Michigan, Ohio State, and Stanford. His trip to Durham, which resulted in an offer from the Blue Devils, was the most recent and took place two weekends ago.

Meanwhile, Stewart has not provided an exact timeline for picking a winner in the race, and there are no Crystal Ball predictions yet.

Here’s a brief assessment of the 6-foot-8, 210-pound four-star via 247Sports recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins:

“He gets off the floor well, has a nice shooting touch, and plays with an edge. A prospect who is high on academics, Stewart’s high IQ also translates on the floor as he reliably gets the job done each time he laces them up.”

Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer and his crew have already landed one 2023 pledge in Oak Hill (Va.) five-star point guard Caleb Foster, who currently ranks No. 9 in the class.

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Duke has 2023 offers on the table to Centennial (Calif.) four-star shooting guard Jared Mccain, Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbako, Brewster (N.H.) five-star small forward Matas Buzelis, Brewster (N.H.) five-star small forward Taylor Bowen, Donda (Calif.) five-star small forward JJ Taylor, and Ridge View (S.C.) five-star power forward Gregory Jackson.