Duke basketball: Second consecutive five-star 2021 recruit trims list to five

Duke basketball recruiting target Kennedy Chandler (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Duke basketball recruiting target Kennedy Chandler (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

For the second straight day, a Class of 2021 recruit has trimmed his list of schools down to five as the Duke basketball program heats up its pursuit of the point guard.

Some more good news for Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke basketball staff on the recruiting front as 2021 five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler has cut his final list of schools down to five.

The 6-foot-1 point guard included Duke in his final list along with Memphis, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Chandler’s announcement comes approximately 24 hours after Paolo Banchero cut his list down to six schools, which also included the Blue Devils.

Through their recruitment, Banchero and Chandler have talked about possibly teaming up at the next level, and fans could see the two at either Duke, Tennessee, or Kentucky as both players have included those schools in their trimmed lists.

According to 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball Prediction, Duke is the favorite to land Kennedy Chandler while Washington is the leader to get a commitment from Banchero.

Chandler has called Duke a “dream school” of his and was able to see the Blue Devils on multiple occasions last season, most notably in the dramatic comeback against North Carolina on February 8 in the Dean Dome on his visit to Chapel Hill.

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The point guard was also in Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 18 when Duke fell at home to the Louisville Cardinals.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, and a Briarcrest Christian High School star, Chandler is ranked as the No. 15 overall recruit in the Class of 2021 according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and the No. 2 point guard in the class.

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The top point guard in 2021, Khristian Lander, has already committed to Indiana.

Duke is looking to add more players to its Class of 2021 as the Blue Devils have already received a commitment from Adrian Griffin Jr., the No. 7 player in the class, out of Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, New York.