Five-star center Isaiah Stewart recently took a visit to Duke. The Blue Devils are one of 10 schools that have made him a big priority.
247Sports‘ composite rankings have Stewart as the No. 25 overall player in the class of 2019. He is the eighth-ranked center in the country.
The 6-foot-8, 243 pound big man stars for Indiana powerhouse La Lumiere School. He is originally from Rochester, NY. 247 ranks him as the second-best player from New York State.
Duke is considered the favorite to land Stewart, at least based on 247’s crystal ball. Going on a visit to the Blue Devils’ win over North Carolina certainly couldn’t have hurt matters. From 247:
“When people say that Duke is a brotherhood, it really is a brotherhood and I saw that as soon as I went to the locker room,” he said. “They’re really brothers and they’re happy for each one’s success. Grayson Allen had a good final game at home and they were all celebrating him and celebrating that and stuff like that so that right there really stuck out to me.”
Duke currently has one commit in the 2019 class: five-star forward Joey Baker. He committed to Mike Krzyzewski’s program back in October.
Baker is the No. 21 player in the country. He was also on the UNC visit, and Stewart says the two have kept in contact.
Duke isn’t the only big school hard after Isaiah Stewart.
He listed nine other programs that have made him a priority recruit. As you’d expect, the list includes some of the biggest teams in the sport.
To go with Duke, Stewart told 247Sports that he’s been prioritized by Michigan State, Purdue, Texas, Xavier, Indiana, Syracuse, Georgetown, Kansas and Notre Dame.
Georgetown, Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, and Virginia are all among the schools that have received unofficial visits from Stewart. It is unclear when he’ll cut down his list, or which schools could land official visit slots.
Texas is the only other school to make a dent in his crystal ball predictions. 14-percent of the predictions have him heading to the Longhorns.