Duke basketball could become player for No. 2 recruit

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A scouting report on potential Duke basketball recruiting target KJ Evans

When looking at the go-go-gadget arms and budding skillset of KJ Evans, it’s easy to see why the probable college combo forward has already racked up nearly two dozen offers. Remember, he is still just in the first semester of his junior year of high school.

A projected 2024 NBA lottery pick and namesake of former George Washington star Kwame Evans, the phenom might soon become an absolute menace on both ends of the floor. Here’s what 247Sports national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi wrote about him in October:

“Evans could be the most naturally gifted player in the class. Pushing 6-foot-10 at this point, he’s a skilled combo forward who can shoot with range, cover ridiculous ground on defense, and he’s just scratching the surface.”

On the other hand, Bossi pointed to Evans’ most noticeable area for improvement:

“He’s also inconsistent. If he’s able to figure it all out, it may be tough to deny his claim to the No. 1 spot.”

On that note, let’s talk about top-recruit magnets Duke and Kentucky, who are generating more and more buzz in the Evans recruitment, even though it appears as if neither has yet to extend him an offer.