Much has been made of Jon Scheier’s early recruiting success, including a loaded 2023 team that could still be. “Empowering” (Very intended). In the 2025 class, Duke appears to be trending in the right direction with great talent including Blue Devils great Carlos Boozer and Twins phenom Cooper Flagg.
But what about 2024?
If things seemed a little quiet on that front, that’s because they were. As of early summer, Duke has been incredibly busy with scholarship offers for 2024. But that may be changing.
At the end of July, 4 * James Brown Duke’s offer accepted. The 6-foot-10 center hails from the Chicago area, where the Blue Devils have had much recent recruiting success, and he listed Duke as one of his childhood dream schools. According to recent reports, Brown has indicated that he will take an official visit to Duke this fall, but he will Competition for services on the road in Chapel Hill.
Meanwhile, there is another new name on the radar 5 * Trentine flowers. Flowers said clearly Duke was his dream school growing up., and recently said that Duke is one of the teams he feels the most about. With North Carolina and Kentucky the other two schools on that list, the battle for flowers could come down to blue blood.
Other notable offers for the 2024 class include 5*s Trey Johnson, Nasir Cunningham and Bryson Tucker and top 4*s Dylan Harper and Darren Harris. Cunningham, Johnson, Tucker and Flowers are each top 5 players in the class, while Harper, Harris and Brown have the potential to develop into 5* caliber players themselves.
Due to Scheer’s desire to secure an early commitment (two of the members of the 2023 recruiting class committed before the end of their first semester as juniors and the others before the end of their junior seasons), Duke secured verbal commitments before the end of the calendar year. But with Duke’s roster likely to be somewhat less predictable in 2024, outside of Mackenzie McCoco, the members of the Blue Devils’ 2023 class don’t appear to be as one-and-done as has been the norm for recent 5* Blue Devils recruits.
The momentum in Duke’s 2024 class may be tied to how successful the 2023 class was in their senior seasons and how players like Sean Stewart, Caleb Foster and Jared McCain attracted NBA scouts and opened up obvious playing time for top 2024 talent. .