Predictions pour in for 2022 Duke basketball recruiting target

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Duke basketball may have suddenly taken a commanding lead in one 2022 race.

If a few 247Sports recruiting insiders are correct in their assessment of the situation, then Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) power forward Kyle Filipowski must have thoroughly enjoyed his Duke basketball official visit this week.

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On Tuesday, the first three picks popped up inside the Crystal Ball for the 6-foot-11, 230-pound Filipowski, who ranks No. 45 overall on the 247Sports 2022 Composite. And all three of those predictions came with a “high” level of confidence and point to the four-star big man winding up in Durham.

That said, it’s worth noting that the Rivals FutureCast for Filipowski still sits devoid of forecasts.

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By quickly deciding to become a Blue Devil, Kyle Filipowski would become the first recruiting prize for Jon Scheyer in his new role as the Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting.

But Filipowski also recently took official visits to Indiana, Ohio State, and Syracuse. Plus, judging from the versatile bucket-finder’s impressive performances in recent months, his list of suitors — already dozens deep — is only likely to grow from here.

As for now, Filipowski has neither named finalists nor specified when he’ll make up his mind on where he wants to play his college ball.

Scheyer and his crew have now doled out offers to Filipowski plus five more rising high school seniors: Sunrise Christian (Kan.) five-star small forward Mark Mitchell, Montverde (Fla.) five-star small forward Dariq Whitehead, Westtown (Pa.) five-star center Dereck Lively, Coppell (Texas) four-star combo guard Anthony Black, and La Lumiere (Ind.) four-star point guard JJ Starling.

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Of that bunch on Duke’s radar, only the Crystal Ball for Kyle Filipowski currently sees the Blue Devils eventually coming out on top in the battle.