Four Duke basketball recruits selected to play in Iverson Classic

Duke basketball freshman DJ Steward (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Duke basketball freshman DJ Steward (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

There will be four Duke basketball signees in the Iverson Classic this year as the future Blue Devils will be headlined by Jalen Johnson.

High School Showcases are no strangers to future Duke basketball players and that will be no different in the 2020 Iverson Classic.

The Blue Devils will have four signees, Jalen Johnson, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, and Henry Coleman, in the game this season as the game will take on a new meaning honoring the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

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Mark Williams and DJ Steward were also named to the McDonald’s All-American Game, but Johnson could not have been selected for that game due to his lack of playing in his senior season.

Coleman also was not selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game and it remains to be seen if he will play in the Jordan Brand Classic, but Duke fans can get a look at their future big man in the Iverson Classic.

Jeremy Roach was named as a McDonald’s All-American but was not selected to play in the Iverson Classic as Duke signee Jaemyn Brakefield has not been selected to play in any High School All-Star Game yet.

The 2020 Iverson Classic will be played on Friday, April 24 at the Philadelphia 76ers Fieldhouse Arena in Wilmington, Delaware with a host of skills competitions that are similar to NBA All-Star Saturday night on Wednesday, April 22.

According to 247 Sports, the Blue Devils six-man recruiting class is comprised of three five-stars and three four-stars with Jalen Johnson being the highest-rated recruit as the No. 11 player in the Class of 2020.

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DJ Steward is the No. 24 player in the class, while Mark Williams comes in at No. 29 and Henry Coleman at No. 44.

Jeremy Roach is ranked at No. 21 entering Durham and Jaemyn Brakefield at No. 37.

Johnson, Roach, and Steward are the five-star recruits while Williams, Brakefield, and Coleman are listed as four-stars.

Duke basketball fans can get an early look at what the core of the 2020-21 team could look like this spring in what fans will hope to be a quest for the programs seventh National Championship.