Duke basketball: Five-star guard reveals ‘dream school’

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Whenever the Duke basketball coaches are again able to hit the 2022 recruiting trail, there should be a new elite talent to keep an eye on as a result of his flattering revelation over the weekend.

At this point, there is no Duke basketball scholarship offer on the table. In fact, there is no evidence that Mike Krzyzewski and his staff have even checked out or reached out to Lewisville (Texas) sophomore guard Keyonte George.

But in light of the Sunday tweet from Tipton Edits reporting that George called Duke his “dream school” — the recruit himself essentially confirmed the claim by “liking” said tweet — it seems safe to assume at least some interest will eventually arise out of Durham. As for now, though, the NCAA has temporarily halted all in-person recruiting efforts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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George is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star who ranks No. 12 overall on the 247Sports 2022 Composite. To date, the 16-year-old holds a dozen or so offers, most of which come from programs in Texas and nearby states. While the pursuit of his class remains in its infancy, his lofty rating and impressive highlights suggest a heap of heavyweight suitors will be lining up soon enough. Explosive, quick, smooth, and animated are the adjectives that come to mind at first glance:

According to Star Local Media writer Matt Welch, George earned 6A All-State honors this past season after the state’s top-ranked sophomore “averaged 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.1 steals — including four consecutive 30-plus-point games to close out the season — to help [his team] to the area round of the playoffs.”

Krzyzewski and his assistants, per 247Sports, have yet to hand out any 2022 offers. And Duke is “interested” in only two such prospects at the moment, both of whom are North Carolina five-stars: Cannon School point guard Jaden Bradley and Durham Academy small forward M.J. Rice.

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The Blue Devils have conducted a “scout look” on three other five-stars from the class: Montverde Academy (Fla.) shooting guard Dariq Whitehead, Wasatch Academy (Utah) point guard Richard Isaacs Jr., and George Harris Prep (Ont.) center Enoch Boakye.

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