D.J. Stewart

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 204
College: Mississippi State
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
Birthdate: 7/28/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Adequate shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender
Above average athlete

Cons:
Inconsistent shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games
Not an elite athlete

Summary:
D.J. Stewart is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball.  He had a solid season this year, as he was able to score 32 points in a loss to Dayton, and he averaged 16 points per game this season.  He can sometimes tend to be inconsistent in games, and he didn’t play well at all in the 2021 G-League Elite Camp. If he stays in the draft, he’ll likely need to spend at least a season in the G-League or overseas to hone his game. If he can continue to progress as an overall player, he could project into a 3 and D type of role in the NBA.

Links:
ESPN Draft Profile
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
3/20/21 Mississippi State vs. Saint Louis

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