Duke basketball: Being a Blue Devil was always meant for Sean Stewart

Duke basketball forward Sean Stewart (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sport)
Duke basketball forward Sean Stewart (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sport) /

Duke basketball forward Sean Stewart has finally moved into campus. 

It feels like moving in to campus has been a long time coming for Duke basketball freshman forward Sean Stewart.

Stewart and the rest of the Blue Devil freshmen officially moved into their dorms on Tuesday afternoon and the Montverde Academy (Fla.) standout took to Instagram to show that he has always been dreaming of this day.

The 6-foot-8 forward shared a picture of his younger self inside Cameron Indoor Stadium as a young fan and now he gets to become one of the players that the 9,314 fans pack the basketball cathedral to cheer for.

Sean Stewart enters Duke as a 5-star prospect and ranked as the No. 17 overall player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

He also ranks as the No. 5 power forward entering college from the high school ranks and the No. 2 prospect to be coming out of the state of Florida.

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Jared McCain, Caleb Foster, and TJ Power join Stewart in the Duke freshmen class as 247Sports ranks the group as the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, only trailing the Kentucky Wildcats.

All four players are ranked as 5-star prospects.

Duke basketball freshman could have vital job

Sean Stewart could be thrusted into a major role for the Blue Devils as the team still is lacking a true rim protecting center following the departure of freshman center Dereck Lively to the NBA Draft.

Kyle Filipowski and Christian Reeves return for their sophomore seasons while Ryan Young still has one more year of eligibility remaining but there are questions surrounding each player and their ability to play the center position.

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Filipowski, despite his sensational freshman campaign, is more of a power forward than a center and Reeves did not see much time on the floor during his first season.

Young is undersized and not very athletic to see a large volume of minutes at the center position so there will be an opportunity for Sean Stewart to be an impact player for Duke from opening night.

The Blue Devils, projected to be a Top-3 team in the country, will be looking to win its sixth National Championship.

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