Stewart Picks ACC Program

Ari Stewart, one of the best small forwards in the country, is headed to ACC land. Stewart made his decision on Sunday, two weeks after making his official visit.

Top 100 players keep falling from the ranks of the uncommitted. Ari Stewart, a 6-foot-7 small forward out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler, pledged to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons after looking at a variety of options including Xavier, Miami and Oregon.

"It was where my heart was," Scout.com's No. 61 prospect in 2009 said. "I've always felt like Wake Forest was the place for me. I'm comfortable around the guys and the coaching staff. It's a great place and a great school."

Stewart visited Xavier and then Wake Forest. He ran last summer with the World Wide Renegades and for the past three seasons his blend of athleticism and offense has been a hit on both the high school and AAU team circuits.

Wake Forest owns a commitment from nearby Mount Tabor senior C.J. Harris. Stewart's commitments put a pair of good wings in the fold squarely on top of a what was a decorated contingent a year ago.

"I realized that I could go in and contribute big time at the wing position. They have some bigs and guards so as a wing player I knew I could step in and contribute in different ways. Me and my family felt strongly about it."


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