Category Archives: Duke Basketball Recruiting News

Duke Offers Jonathan Kuminga

There is no lack of offers of late from the Duke Blue Devils which have extended and an invitation to stellar prospect Jonathan Kuminga.

The 6-8 hybrid forward plays for Our Savior New American School High School in New York and is the top-ranked player in his class of 2021.

He has some Duke ties in that former Blue Devil player Andy Borman is his coach.  Kuminga had impressed everyone on the summer circuit with his play and he holds offers from Kentucky and St.John's as well.

The general belief is that it is very early in his recruitment.

 

Duke Offers Paolo Banchero

Duke has offered Paolo Banchero after head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff to in his play at the Nike Peach Jam.

He is a Seattle, WA native in the 2021 class who has been on the Duke radar after stellar summer play.  Krzyzewski took in several of his games this weekend.

Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer was also impressed with Banchero after watching him at the NBAPA Top 100 Camp.

The five-star big man holds offers from Arizona, Kentucky, Memphis and Washington.

Duke Offers DJ Steward

After his impressive performances at the Nike Peach Jam, Duke has offered DJ Steward.  Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski extended an offer after watching him with assistants, Jon Scheyer, and Nate James during the last two days of the event.

Steward is a 6-3 combo guard with a natural knack for scoring.    The fast-rising young star scored 31 points, dished out 5 assists while pulling down 12 rebounds while the Duke staff watched his game against a stacked AOC team and an offer came within hours after the performance.

The Chicago native is making a name for himself by playing high-level basketball, showing grit and determination to make himself better.

To give you an idea of his ascent up the rankings, Steward originally was ranked as the 103rd best player and is now tabbed as high as 27.  By weeks end, he will be in the teens in adjusted rankings per reliable sources.

Steward was on the Duke radar prior to the Peach Jam where the Blue Devils staff sent word they would watch him.  Needless to say, he impressed the longtime Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski enough to move fast to get into the expanding picture.

Duke will now try to set up a visit in the future for Steward and he will hear from Krzyzewski as he is likely to take his time and go on his allotted five official visits.

Only time will tell whether Duke gets one of those visits, but the feeling her is they should as the relationship develops.  It is worth noting he has played for Whitney Young High School which is the alma mater of former Blue Devil and current New Orlean Pelican center Jahlil Okafor.

Jalen Johnson Cuts List, Talks Recruiting

Jalen Johnson is a coveted Duke prospect.

Big time prospect Jalen Johnson has cut his list of schools and remains open in his recruitment with many thinking Duke and Kentucky are at the top of his list.  Blue Devil Nation caught up with the talented young player during the NBAPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend.  Check out what he had to say as a member during our one year for a six-month price on the message board.

Duke Prospect Talks Recruiting – Mark Williams

Duke prospect Mark Williams had a successful NBA Top 10 Camp where he continues to impress scouts.  Here are two videos (part I and II) from the event where Williams talks Duke and recruiting.  He will visit Duke in the near future.

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