Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 recruiting efforts

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Three ideal Duke basketball offers to kickstart 2022 class: Caleb Houstan

Pick Analysis. Caleb Houstan. 6-foot-8. 200 pounds. SF. player. Scouting Report. 434

On Friday, Rivals recruiting insider Corey Evans essentially forecasted the offer sheet of Montverde Academy (Fla.) small forward Caleb Houstan, who ranks No. 7 on the 247Sports 2022 Composite and is originally from the Greater Toronto Area, to soon look extremely impressive:

“The fact that Caleb Houstan could soon reclassify into the 2021 class, a decision that is expected to be made by the end of the summer, could only ramp up the attention that he will receive on Monday…Expect for his suitor list to expand in the coming days and for Houstan to be one of the busiest sophomores thanks to his talent and shot-making prowess.”

Evans listed the notable pursuers of Houstan to date and also pointed out the clear interest coming from the Blue Devils:

“The top-talent from Canada, Houstan has already spent a year on American soil after receiving the starting nod alongside three McDonald’s All-Americans for Montverde Academy this past winter. He holds close to a dozen offers, with Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia among them. Duke, Gonzaga, Michigan State, and Villanova have also kept a close eye on him.”

Whether for 2021 or 2022, there’s no doubt Mike Krzyzewski and his crew could find a place for Houstan’s sweet stroke, growing versatility, and high basketball IQ. In fact, even though he’s several inches taller than most two-guards, he appears to boast just the right level of agility and handles to excel on the perimeter with his pure jumper.

It’s conceivable Houstan could find plentiful playing time at the two-spot for the 2021-22 Duke basketball team considering the Blue Devils no longer appear to be favorites for either of their two 2021 targets at shooting guard: Paul VI Catholic (Va.) five-star Trevor Keels and Rolling Meadows (Ill.) five-star Max Christie.

And if Houstan indeed reclassifies to 2021, then that’d be when it wouldn’t hurt for Duke to enter the fray for 2022 unicorn Emoni Bates.

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