Duke basketball’s fourth 2023 recruiting offer impacts Crystal Ball

Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball staff has zeroed in on its first 2023 backcourt target.

Oak Hill (Va.) point guard Caleb Foster was among the first to hear from Duke basketball successor-in-waiting Jon Scheyer in mid-June when college coaches could begin directly contacting 2023 talents.

And on Saturday, after shining throughout the week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Florida, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star became the fourth in his class to receive a Duke offer. He joins Kenwood (Ill.) five-star small forward JJ Taylor, Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbako, and Ridgeview (S.C.) five-star power forward Greg Jackson.

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Then, less than 24 hours after Foster announced the offer from the Blue Devils on Twitter, the first 247Sports Crystal Ball pick popped up, pointing to the North Carolina native landing in Durham for college a couple of years from now.

That prediction seems to align with Foster’s Charlotte-area roots and, per recruiting insider Joe Tipton of Tipton Edits, his longtime Duke fandom.

A brief look at what Duke basketball target Caleb Foster has to offer

Speed. Vision. Handles. Sharpshooting. Yes, evident both in his mixtapes and recent rise from No. 21 to No. 14 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite — now No. 3 among point guards in the class — it’s clear that Caleb Foster checks pretty much all of the necessary boxes for an elite floor general.

According to Rivals, Foster already holds more than a dozen offers, including seven of the ACC variety: Clemson, Duke, Louisville, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

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At this early juncture for 2023 recruits, Foster has neither scheduled official visits for his upcoming junior year nor announced plans to name finalists in his recruitment, suggesting a final decision may be a ways away.