Duke basketball: 3 signs that Patrick Baldwin Jr. is likely to land in Durham

Duke basketball recruiting target Patrick Baldwin Jr.
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Sign No. 1 the Duke basketball program will land Patrick Baldwin Jr.

As previously mentioned, it’s strange that Patrick Baldwin Jr. has not committed to Milwaukee since the Panthers are the current favorites.

When most top prospects commit to a mid-major, the players typically announce their decision early in their recruitment and then turn into recruiters themselves to try and bring power-conference talent to join them.

The job status of Pat Baldwin Sr. remains in question, notwithstanding a baseless Twitter claim that he will soon be fired, but missing out on his son to a blueblood as he struggles with the Panthers for another season could be the final straw.

But would Baldwin Sr. want to put the pressure of his job status on the performance of his son, who would be surrounded by lower-tier talent?

Given that no top prospect or transfer has committed to Milwaukee this offseason, it could bode well for the five-time National Champions in adding to their already loaded recruiting class.