On the eve of practice beginning officially, DJ Steward answered some questions and previewed the season. He also discussed how he and his fellow freshmen are adjusting to college life in a pandemic, and what he’s learned from his fellow Chicago natives – Mike Krzyzewski, Jon Scheyer and Jahlil Okafor, who also attended Whitney Young HS.
Steward, a 2020 McDonalds All-American, averaged 22.5 points, 3.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds as a senior. He enters Duke as a five-star combo guard that was ranked as the No. 23 overall player nationally by ESPN in this freshman class.