Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 recruiting efforts

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Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 class: Enoch Boakye

434. Scouting Report. 240 pounds. C. player. Pick Analysis. 6-foot-10. Enoch Boakye

Mike Krzyzewski and his gang surely recognize that of the returning and incoming players for next season in addition to their lone 2021 commit, Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) small forward AJ Griffin, it’s possible that none of the ones taller than 6-foot-8 will still be in Durham for the 2022-23 campaign.

In other words, it’s no time to be shy when it comes to pursuing promising big men for the future. And George Harris Prep (Ont.) center Enoch Boakye fits the bill. While the 17-year-old does not own a composite ranking due to many sites not including Canadians, he sits No. 21 overall on the 247Sports Top247 and appears to be the 2022 prospect the Blue Devils have shown the most consistent interest in ever since first reaching out to his coaches last fall.

Not only does Boakye display qualities of a budding star in the paint — power, aggression, balance, awareness — but he also speaks of his own game, as he did to Stock Risers recruiting insider Jake Weingarten, with tons of aspiration:

“It doesn’t matter how you play me; I’m either facing up or backing you down, always getting to the rim. There are quite a few players who I watch to model my game after, but I like to take away from guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Shaquille O’Neal, Joel Embiid, and Hakeem Olajuwon.”