Updated on 2/7/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball well
Solid rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender
Needs to improve his shooting
Does not draw enough free throws
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
D.J. Steward is an athletic, energetic combo guard that excels at attacking the hoop to score the basketball, and he also is an active defender that can get plenty of steals for his team. He will need to improve his jump shot and show that he can effectively run the point at higher levels. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.
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