After losing two important players, Stewart is the newest high-upside addition to Ohio State’s frontcourt.

Sean Stewart, a former forward for Duke, committed to Ohio State on Friday, adding another well-known transfer to the program’s pile. Stewart, who saw little time for the Blue Devils as a freshman in the 2023–24 season, showed signs of promise and is currently ranked 76th in the CBS Sports Transfer Rankings.

Only 8.3 minutes were played by the former McDonald’s All-American, who was buried by a frontcourt stalemate that included Ryan Young, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski. However, his splits were impressive, and his short bursts of activity demonstrated his athleticism. Stewart made the decision to use the gateway last month in the midst of the Blue Devils’ roster turnover-filled offseason, with No. 1 overall prospect Cooper Flagg expected to start at forward and lead Duke’s assault in the 2024–25 campaign.



For Ohio State head coach Jake Diebler, a first-year hire, Stewart is just the latest high-profile addition. Former Kentucky center Aaron Bradshaw, a McDonald’s All-American, has already joined the Buckeyes.

Despite their youth and lack of experience from their previous season as reserve players for elite teams, Stewart and Bradshaw provide Ohio State with a frontcourt duo with a lot of upside. According to 247Sports, both were ranked among the top 25 talents in the Class of 2023, and because of how differently their games play, they would be a good match. Diebler needed to add more players to the post, especially after veteran bigs Zed Key (Dayton) and Felix Okpara (Tennessee) were traded.


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