Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer continues domination of recruiting trail

Duke basketball coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
Duke basketball coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images) /

The recruiting domination of Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer is continuing through the summer. 

Duke basketball never stops and neither does head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer.

Since being named as the successor to Mike Krzyzewski, Scheyer has already landed three commits, with the latest coming from Class of 2022 four-star shooting guard Jaden Schutt.

Schutt, Dariq Whitehead, and Kyle Filipowski have already combined to rank as the No. 1 recruiting class in the ACC as well as the top class in the country, according to ESPN, and the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, according to 247Sports.


The 6-foot-5 shooting guard picked up an offer from Duke on July 11 and visited Durham on August 27, then needing less than a week after his official visit to make his college decision official.

Schutt also visited Michigan State on June 18 after also holding offers from schools such as Creighton, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Ohio State, and Wisconsin, among others.

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Jaden Schutt is ranked as the No. 107 player in the country, No. 14 shooting guard in his class, and the No. 3 player in the state of Illinois, as he hails from Yorkville and stars at Yorkville Christian High School.

“It kind of just checked all the boxes, from nutrition, strength, performance, and all that stuff to on-court stuff. Talking to the coaches down there, seeing everything, all the history, I just enjoyed meeting the players and playing with them, just felt I fit well,” Schutt told ESPN after his commitment.

Future Duke basketball guard being compared to his future head coach

It’s not hard to draw comparisons between Jaden Schutt and Jon Scheyer as each individual was set to enter Durham as a freshman.

Both are from Illinois, both are tall guards, both can shoot at an extremely high level, and both players have an excellent basketball IQ.

Schutt is excited to learn from Scheyer once he arrives on campus.

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“We have a lot of similarities. He’s the main guy I’ve been talking to on the phone. Any questions I have for him, he’s been great at answering. We talk about things besides basketball; that means a lot. It’s a great relationship. I felt comfortable,” the future Blue Devil said to ESPN regarding his new head coach.

Three future Blue Devils are already committed, so how many more are there to go? Time will only tell.

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