A high-scoring backcourt prospect down south is beginning to attract more national attention, and the Duke basketball coaches are reportedly among the powerhouses expressing interest.
Current Duke basketball junior Jordan Goldwire will have graduated by the time the 2021-22 season rolls around. Tre Jones will likely have left for the professional ranks by what would then be his senior campaign. And there's a chance five-star 2020 signee Jeremy Roach will be a one-and-done freshman next season.
Plus, while the Duke staff has traveled to watch and meet with five-star junior Kennedy Chandler on a couple of occasions, they haven't yet pulled the trigger on an offer to him or any other 2021 true point guards.
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The Calhoun School (Ala.) may possess the perimeter piece the Blue Devils are looking for in Jerdarrian "JD" Davison. After the 6-foot-3, 180-pound four-star floor general combined for 98 points across two games in less than 24 hours at the BeELITE Hoops Showcase in his home state over the weekend, he informed Stock Risers' Jake Weingarten that "Kentucky and Duke are the latest schools involved with my recruitment."
Davison, who ranks No. 40 on the 247Sports 2021 Composite, holds less than 10 offers at the moment and told Weingarten that nearby programs Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Memphis are the ones paying him the most attention at this point.
One look at any of Davison's mixtapes on YouTube, though, suggests the list of suitors should soon expand to include blue-bloods from far and wide. He's obviously an explosive athlete (see: the transition block in the opening seconds of the video below). He's obviously flashy (see: the nifty handles, no-look passes, and toss off the backcourt to himself). He's obviously a quick-release sharpshooter from deep (see: the high-release, textbook stroke).
It's clear to see Davison, whose only official visit thus far was to Alabama in September and whose Crystal Ball contains zero picks, is at least worth the recruiters in Durham keeping an eye on and contacting often.
So far, Mike Krzyzewski and his cohorts have reeled in one 2021 commit: five-star small forward A.J. Griffin. Their remaining offer sheet consists of five-star shooting guard Max Christie, five-star small forward Jonathan Kuminga, five-star small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr., five-star power forward Paolo Banchero, and four-star center Charles Bediako.