The Blue Devils class is stacked

Duke’s basketball recruiting doesn’t suffer one bit from the loss of Coach K. The Blue Devils’ 2023 recruiting class is already loaded.

After more than 40 years with Mike Krzyzewski at the helm, Duke Basketball is entering a new era with Jon Scheyer at the helm.

Blue Devils fans need only look at the recruitment leaderboard to allay any fears of the transition.

Scheyer and his employees are already making sure that the team is well positioned for the future.

No Coach K, no Duke Recruitment problem: Blue Devils 2023 class is stacked

Duke earned the #1 recruiting class in 2022, according to 247Sports, with three of the top five players signing up. They are on course to take the top spot again in 2023.

By the looks of it, the Blue Devils have the No. 1 league thanks to the recent signings of Mackenzie Mgbako and Tyrese Proctor. The former is No. 3 in the nation and the best small forward out there. The latter is a five-star combo Guardian that ranks 4th in its position.

In fact, Duke has five commitments for the class rankings in the top 30. Four of those are 247Sports Composite Five Stars with Mgbako and Proctor joined by point guard Caleb Foster and shooting guard Jared McCain. Four-star power forward Sean Stewart is a four-star contender but still ranks 29th nationally and at his 5th position.

No one else has more than a five star commitment, let alone four.

Obviously, recruitment rankings are of limited importance. It takes a top coach to put together a team capable of competing for national championships. The Blue Devils have had that in Coach K for decades. They’re counting on Scheyer to keep the program at the top. Ensuring his roster is stocked with talent is a very good start.

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John Verrall

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