Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 recruiting efforts

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Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 class: Jaden Bradley

PG. 434. Jaden Bradley. 6-foot-3. 170 pounds. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

North Carolina resident Jaden Bradley, who last week announced his transfer to IMG Academy (Fla.) for his final two high school seasons, would almost certainly turn up in Dukie nightmares if he should one day play for the rivals in Chapel Hill. So if for no other reason, Mike Krzyzewski should strongly consider officially entering the race that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams has been running in ever since extending an offer to the five-star in March.

Also, seeing that the current outlook on the 2022-23 backcourt in Durham looks mighty bare, Coach K must be on the lookout for a floor general the caliber of Bradley. A few members of his staff were on hand in December to see the 16-year-old tally 20 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C.

Bradley, who originally hails from New York, ranks No. 9 overall on the 247Sports 2022 Composite due in large part to his warp-speed transition moves — seemingly happening in slow motion for him — to go along with a smooth outside stroke, a sharp passing game, a knack for swipes on defense, and a Mr. Clutch reputation.

An offer from the Blue Devils should be on the horizon. It’s worth noting that Bradley has remained the No. 1 available 2022 point guard ever since Syracuse’s February commitment from Oak Hill (Va.) five-star Dior Johnson. Plus, this is worth repeating: he could otherwise end up as one seriously dangerous Tar Heel.