One cure to Duke basketball offseason boredom is to look at distant pieces.
With a trio of full-of-promise talents already on board the 2022 Duke basketball recruiting wagon, the early outlook is favorable for what will be Jon Scheyer’s first season at the helm after succeeding Mike Krzyzewski next spring.
And to aid in unavoidable contemplation about the post-Coach K era ahead, let’s check out the most recent available mixtapes for the three Duke Blue Devil pledges.
Plenty to like about all of this Duke basketball future
We’ll do so in the order of their commitments, beginning with the one who will go down in history as Scheyer’s first, Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) power forward Kyle Filipowski, after announcing his decision in late July. Here’s a highlight package that helps explain how the 6-foot-11, 230-pound five-star recently jumped from No. 30 to No. 15 on the 247Sports 2022 Composite:
Now, have a goosebump-inducing glance at the prize of Duke’s class, Montverde (Fla.) small forward Dariq Whitehead, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound versatile five-star who has maintained his ranking at No. 6 since committing in early August:
Finally, don’t forget about Yorkville Christian (Ill.) shooting guard Jaden Schutt — aptly pronounced “shoot.” He’s a 6-foot-5, 180-pound four-star who pledged allegiance to Scheyer & Co. last week and has risen from No. 169 to No. 107 since receiving his Duke offer in July:
The Blue Devils already rank No. 3 on the 247Sports 2022 Class Rankings. Meanwhile, they are still in the hunt for four more elite high school seniors: Sunrise Christian (Kan.) five-star small forward Mark Mitchell, Westtown (Pa.) five-star center Dereck Lively, La Lumiere (Ind.) four-star point guard JJ Starling, and Duncanville (Texas) four-star combo guard Anthony Black.
At the moment, 247Sports tags the status of Duke’s chases as “warmer” for all four of those targets.