Three-star 2018 target D.J. Stewart is in Oxford for an unofficial visit to Ole Miss

Fresh off landing, potentially, its last signee for its 2017 recruiting class, Ole Miss basketball welcomed 2018 unofficial visitor D.J. Stewart to campus on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Stewart — a three-star prospect by way of Avon, Miss. — holds at least 15 offers, including Ole Miss, Alabama, Illinois, LSU, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State.

Stewart averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior for Riverside High School.

“The recruiting process has been exciting,” Stewart said in a previous interview with Scout.com. “I haven't gotten this kind of attention before.”

Stewart is set to visit Alabama later this month. He currently plays for the Mississippi Express on the AAU circuit, which is coached by Rick Hood, Jr., the brother of Utah Jazz guard and fellow Mississippian Rodney Hood.

“I love to compete,” he said. “I play like every game is my last game. I play hard. Don't take plays off. I bring athleticism and I bring energy to the team. I play defense, and I’m a playmaker. I try to make plays for myself and the team. I've been working on my mid-range. Taking it off the dribble and pull-up. One-dribble, two-dribble pull-up. And my catch and shoot. Got to be a knockdown shooter.”

Stewart’s visit comes but a few days after Ole Miss added Kiev, Ukraine, guard Illya Tyrtyshnik. And Ole Miss might not be done even with the addition of Tyrtyshnik. The Rebels have one scholarship still available, though they’re evaluating all options, having yet to decide whether to use it to add another player before next season or, instead, allow it to roll over to the 2018 class.

In all, Ole Miss signed five players combined in the fall and spring. Four-star guard Devontae Shuler, Memphis graduate transfer guard Markel Crawford and Jones County Junior College forward Bruce Stevens have all enrolled for the first summer session. Four-star forward Jamarko Pickett is expected to enroll later, though his status is currently in limbo.


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