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. 3 the Duke basketball program will land Patrick Baldwin Jr.

So this is where things get interesting.

Duke has seen much success when players have announced their college decisions on ESPN in the past, such as Zion Williamson, Marvin Bagley III, Tyus Jones, and Jahlil Okafor, to name a few.

Clearly, SportsCenter wants the publicity of having a five-star recruit announce his decision on its airwaves with a program like Duke in his Top-3, but would Baldwin Jr. really go on national television to announce he’s going to a mid-major?

Probably, but it would seem awkward.

It would likely be the only time he was on ESPN until the NBA Draft next summer, but the family story would be there of him playing for his dad at Milwaukee.

Would he really go on national television and proclaim his allegiance to another school, more specifically another head coach, with his dad right next to him?

Talk about potential awkward situations.

Take whatever side you want, but we’ll go with the former over the latter.