Duke basketball pledge considering a possible reclass

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The future Duke basketball point guard might arrive in Durham a year early.

While speaking to SI.com national recruiting expert Jason Jordan this week, Duke basketball pledge Caleb Foster expressed his deep admiration for the program as a whole in addition to head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer and the rest of the staff.

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In other words, it sure sounds as if the Oak Hill (Va.) junior point guard — a lifelong Duke basketball enthusiast who recently rose three spots to No. 9 on the 247Sports 2023 Composite — is quite giddy about his future with the Duke Blue Devils.

Caleb Foster eyeing a possible 2022-23 Duke basketball debut

Toward the end of his extended chat with Jordan, Caleb Foster noted that his college career could begin as soon as the 2022-23 campaign. However, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star suggested that the chances of his move to the 2022 class may be a bit slim at this point:

“The reclass is possible, but as of right now, I’m sticking with my class. I’m just focused on my season and winning GEICO Nationals. That’s the best thing that I can do to be ready when I get to Duke. I want to win a national championship here at Oak Hill, and I want to win a national championship as soon as I get to Duke. That’s gonna take hard work, and I’m all in for that.”

Foster did not expound on what it would take to graduate high school in the spring and then enroll as a Blue Devil in the summer. Yet one must wonder if his decision depends on whether Duke sophomore point guard Jeremy Roach stays or goes after this season.

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Currently, Caleb Foster is Duke’s only 2023 pledge to date. The others in his class who hold Blue Devil offers are also five-stars: shooting guard Jared Mccain, small forward Mackenzie Mgbako, small forward Matas Buzelis, small forward JJ Taylor, small forward Taylor Bowen, and power forward Gregory Jackson.