Stewart to become 7th from Duke to enter portal

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Staff WriterApr 19, 2024, 01:13 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Duke forward Sean Stewart,

    a former top-20 recruit in the 2023 class, revealed Friday that he prepares to enter the transfer portal, ending up being the seventh Blue Devils player to transfer since completion of the season.Stewart’s statement comes less than a day after

    fellow freshman TJ Power decided to go into the portal.”I am grateful to have actually fulfilled a dream to bet the Blue Devils!

    I made some fantastic memories that I will always treasure,” Stewart stated in a social networks post.”I have decided for my continued development and advancement of my basketball objectives, I will be going into the transfer website.” Editor’s Picks A 6-foot-9 power forward from Florida, Stewart averaged 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 33 games off the bench as a freshman. He flashed his double-double capability early in the season, with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes versus La Salle, but never took a consistent function in coach Jon Scheyer’s rotation.His emphasize in ACC play came against NC State in early March, when he came off the bench to publish 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks in 26 minutes.Since completion of the

    season, Duke has now lost 7 players to the transfer portal. Stewart joins Power, senior beginning guard Jeremy Roach, sophomore starting forward Mark Mitchell, Jaylen Blakes, Christian Reeves and Jaden Schutt.Stars Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain are off to the NBA, while Ryan Young is out of eligibility.Tyrese Proctor and Caleb Foster are the lone returnees from this past season’s roster.Scheyer and the Blue Devils are bringing in the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class, led by top-ranked prospect Cooper Flagg, forecasted lotto pick Khaman Maluach and top-10 hire Isaiah Evans.

    They are also active in the transfer portal, targeting the likes of Maliq Brown(Syracuse), Brandon

    Angel(Stanford) and Mason Gillis( Purdue).

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