Three chances to watch future Duke basketball players this weekend

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Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Sunrise Christian (Kan.)

Duke signee: Jaemyn Brakefield

When: Saturday at 1:20 p.m.

Where: WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.

Event: Cancer Research Classic


With the spring graduations of Javin DeLaurier and Jack White in addition to the likely early departures from current Duke freshmen Vernon Carey Jr. and Matthew Hurt, Jaemyn Brakefield should immediately be in the running for a starting gig in the paint upon his arrival in Durham next season.

Yet regardless of whether or not Brakefield winds up a starter right away at Duke, considering his savvy perimeter skills and strong post moves, the versatile lefty figures to receive significant playing time at multiple positions.

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Against Sunrise Christian (Kan.) on Saturday, Brakefield is likely to regularly match up against two versatile forwards who are each among the top 50 on the 247Sports 2021 Composite: 6-foot-7, 190-pound five-star small forward Kendall Brown and 6-foot-9, 210-pound four-star power forward Zach Clemence (neither has decided on a college).

About 20 minutes after the game’s conclusion, one of Brakefield’s fellow 2020 Duke signees will take the floor…