Duke Basketball: Blue Devil coaches in hot pursuit of 2020 SG B.J. Boston

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Members of the Duke basketball coaching staff will reportedly be in attendance to watch a 2020 target from Georgia on Wednesday night.

Brandon Boston Jr. — aka, B.J. Boston — has said that his favorite NBA player is Kevin Durant. But in terms of a comparison to a former Duke basketball player, his game appears to most closely resemble that of a guy who shares his first name: Brandon Ingram.

The 6-foot-6, 175-pound native of Atlanta is a slender and silky slasher who possesses smooth handles and a sweet stroke from outside. And when he hunches over with a relaxed look of confidence as he gears up to drive, he looks like a spitting image of the high school version of Ingram.

However, Boston Jr. is not quite as highly ranked as Ingram was in his high school (Ingram was No. 3 on the 247Sports Composite for the 2015 class); that could soon change, though, if he keeps putting on scoring performances like the one highlighted below:

The five-star shooting guard, who ranks No. 10 on the 247Sports Composite for the 2020 class, visited Duke the weekend of Countdown to Craziness in October and has held an offer from the Blue Devils since July of last year. And according to a tweet on Tuesday from On the Radar Hoops’ Shun Williams, members of the Duke staff will be in attendance Wednesday night when Boston Jr. tries to lead his Norcross High School squad to another win in its 7A region tournament.

During a recent interview with FloHoops’ Adam Zagoria, Boston Jr. listed Duke as one of five schools pursuing him the hardest — the other four being from the SEC (Auburn, Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida).

As for his interest in the Blue Devils, signs indicate that it is high. Not only does the 247Sports Crystal Ball peg Duke as the favorite — the four experts who have entered picks all predict he will end up in Durham — but Boston Jr. spoke highly to Zagoria of the staff’s stated intentions to let him put his scoring prowess on display:

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"“They want me to be a primary scorer, go in there and be the best player I can be.”"

Boston Jr. holds 28 offers and has not said when he will cut his list or make a final decision as to where he will play college ball.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff do not yet have any commitments from the 2020 class. In addition to Boston Jr., offers are on the table to four other 2020 recruits, all of whom are five-stars: small forward Jalen Johnson (ranks No. 4), combo guard R.J. Hampton (ranks No. 6), point guard Jeremy Roach (ranks No. 15), and center Walker Kessler (ranks No. 16).

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