Duke basketball coaches connect with transfer who’s ready for big stage

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Associate Head Coach Nate James.
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Associate Head Coach Nate James. /

The Duke basketball coaches have reached out to a high-profile high school transfer who’s ready for the big stage.

Jaden Bradley is ready for the big stage in his basketball career, and now he’s officially heard from the Duke basketball coaching staff.

After the recruiting period opened for the rising high school junior class on June 15 at midnight, the Blue Devils reached out to the Class of 2022 point guard to set up a meeting on June 16.

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Bradley already holds offers from a handful of high-major Division 1 programs and has been in contact with dozens of more programs since June 15, but the former North Carolina high school star is now officially on the radar of Duke.

The 6-foot-2 point guard recently made the announcement that he will be transferring from the Cannon School (N.C.) after two years there and heading south to IMG Academy (Fla.) for the rest of his high school career.

Bradley and his family have sighted that the transfer will be the best move for his career moving forward.

Duke has had a long relationship with IMG Academy, recently landing prospects like Mark Williams, Trevon Duval, and Jalen Johnson, although the incoming freshman’s time was short at the national powerhouse.

While no official offer has been made to Jaden Bradley from Mike Krzyzewski, the Rochester, New York native holds offers from North Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, DePaul, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, UCLA, North Carolina State, and Xavier.

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Bradley has also heard from the Kentucky Wildcats since midnight on June 15, but he has not received an offer from head coach John Calipari.

The five-star recruit is ranked as the No. 9 player in the Class of 2022, as well as the No. 2 point guard and No. 4 prospect in the state of Florida, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils have begun the process of reaching out to the recruits in the sophomore class, but Duke has yet to extend any offers to these recruits, according to the recruiting-based site.

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However, it shouldn’t be too long before Duke has its first commitment from the rising junior class, and the Blue Devils will be boasting yet another high profile recruiting class entering Durham.