Duke basketball recruiting target starts sophomore year with highlight dunk

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A Duke basketball recruiting target started his sophomore year on a great note. 

Things are currently slow on the Duke basketball recruiting trail, mainly because several targets and prospects are not playing due to the coronavirus pandemic, but high school basketball is slowly but surely returning.

Despite waiting on Class of 2021 targets Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Trevor Keels to make their decisions, the Blue Devil coaching staff has not been eager in extending offers to the Class of 2022.

In fact, no offers have come from head coach Mike Krzyzewski to high school junior prospects, and the Hall of Famer has certainly not offered any players in the Class of 2023, but one recruit is hoping for a Duke offer down the road.

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Simeon Wilcher, a Class of 2023 five-star prospect, stars at Roselle Catholic (N.J.) and began his sophomore season in an emphatic way on Wednesday night against Manasquan High School (N.J.) in a scrimmage.

Wilcher, ranked as the No. 7 player in the Class of 2023, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, threw down a nasty one-handed dunk in the second half.

In September, Wilcher told Travis Branham of 247Sports that he hopes Duke eventuality will reach out to him.

“I have been wanting to hear from Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Memphis…It’s Duke and coach [Mike] Krzyzewski, one of the best coaches ever.”

Fierce competition for the potential Duke basketball target already

Simeon Wilcher has not played in a regular-season game as a high school sophomore yet, but he already has a slew of elite programs courting him to their respective programs.

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Wilcher has seen offers from Kansas, UConn, Miami, Wake, GT, Oregon, UCLA, Auburn, Iowa, Illinois, Xavier, St. John’s, and others come in at this point in his recruitment.

Standing at 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, Simeon Wilcher wants to hear from Duke and, hopefully, the Blue Devils will act with the same urgency toward the combo guard when the time comes to contact the Class of 2023.

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