Duke Basketball: Anthony Edwards includes Blue Devils in his final eight

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The Duke basketball program appears on yet another five-star recruit’s list; as is typically the case, though, the competition includes a host of heavyweight programs.

If Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has offered a scholarship to Anthony Edwards, he hasn’t made it known to the general public.

However, offer or not, Edwards, a five-star shooting guard who recently reclassified and now ranks No. 4 on the 247Sports Composite for the 2019 class, apparently still considers becoming a Blue Devil an option.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Atlanta announced via a tweet from Tipton Edits late Tuesday night the eight programs remaining on his list: Duke, Florida St., UCLA, Georgia, Kentucky, UNC, Michigan St., and Kansas. Edwards holds offers from all those except Duke.

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It’s possible that Coach K is satisfied with the guards he expects to be on the 2019-20 roster and doesn’t intend to extend an offer to Edwards. After all, the Blue Devils already have commitments from four-star combo guard Boogie Ellis and five-star small forward Wendell Moore — who has the skills to play in the backcourt — and there is still a chance current starting point guard Tre Jones will come back to Durham for a sophomore campaign instead of bolting for the NBA.

In addition, sophomore guards Alex O’Connell and Jordan Goldwire, as well as freshman wing Joey Baker, should still be in town next season.

No matter how much depth the Blue Devils anticipate having at guard, though, it’s tough to argue that a guy as talented as Edwards would be anything but a welcome addition to any roster.

His outside shot is money. His quickness, his hops, and his handles leave little to be desired. And as is evident from his highlights from a recent game shown below — courtesy of HoopDiamonds — his mere presence seems to dictate most everything that happens on the court.

According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball, FSU is the favorite to land Edwards; however, only eight experts have thus far weighed in — six are picking the Seminoles while the other two are undecided. Edward has yet to schedule any official visits.

Krzyzewski currently has offers on the table to three 2019 recruits: center Vernon Carey Jr. (ranked No. 2), center Isaiah Stewart (No. 6), and forward Matthew Hurt (No. 7).

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