Duke basketball: Newly minted five-star to attend UNC game

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A 16-year-old on the radar of both the Duke basketball coaches and their foes eight miles down the road is now set to check out the sport’s No. 1 rivalry in person.

While on an unofficial visit this weekend, per Stock Risers insider Jake Weingarten, Paul VI Catholic (Va.) shooting guard Trevor Keels plans to be inside Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday when the Duke basketball team hosts North Carolina.

By starring this season alongside future Duke point guard and 2020 five-star Jeremy Roach, Keels — who also holds a UNC offer and a dozen or so others — recently snatched a five-star rating of his own and jumped from No. 31 to No. 19 on the 247Sports 2021 Composite.

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As noted here back in December when Keels received an invite to play his college ball in Durham, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior seems to excel primarily by way of his silky stroke, sturdy frame, and high IQ.

He has no official visits on his calendar and hasn’t named finalists. The 247Sports Crystal Ball currently consists of only one pick, favoring Virginia, where Keels visited in September.

The Blue Devils have already landed a commitment from one 2021 recruit: Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) five-star small forward A.J. Griffin.

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Mike Krzyzewski and his staff are also pursuing Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler, Rolling Meadows (Ill.) five-star shooting guard Max Christie, The Patrick School (N.J.) five-star small forward Jonathan Kuminga, Hamilton (Wis.) five-star small forward Patrick Baldwin Jr., O’Dea (Wash.) five-star power forward Paolo Banchero, and Andrews Osborne (Ohio) four-star center Charles Bediako.

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