Duke basketball lands big commitment out of nowhere

Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball team landed a big commitment out of left field on Tuesday night. 

As the Duke basketball program currently battles against South Carolina State after a two-week break, the Blue Devils landed some positive recruiting news on Tuesday night.

Christian Reeves, a three-star recruit from national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.), announced his decision to join The Brotherhood.

Reeves’ recruitment has been largely kept under wraps until Tuesday afternoon when the 7-foot-1 standout logged predictions to Duke from both 247Sports and Rivals.

Rivals recently documented Reeves’ recruitment, saying that Creighton, Minnesota, and South Carolina were the schools recruiting the center the hardest but did mention that there was one mystery school heavily involved.

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That school is a mystery no longer. It is Jon Scheyer and the Duke Blue Devils.

Joe Tipton of Tipton Edits reported that Duke offered Reeves last night.

Christian Reeves is listed as the No. 243 recruit in the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as the No. 34 center in the class and No. 10 player in the state of Virginia.

Scheyer is adding on to his already spectacular recruiting class as he gets set to embark on his first season as a head coach in 2022-23.

The Blue Devils have the No. 1 incoming class in the country, headlined by Derek Lively II, Dariq Whitehead, Kyle Filipowski, Mark Mitchell, Jaden Schutt, and now Christian Reeves.

Schutt, a four-star, and Reeves, a three-star, are the only players not ranked as five-star recruits entering Durham next season.

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Duke might not be done in adding to its Class of 2022 haul as the Blue Devils have one player committed in the Class of 2023, five-star point guard Caleb Foster, and there are many rumors that the Oak Hill standout could reclassify to 2022 and join his teammate in Durham.

Nothing has been confirmed or finalized regarding the decision of Caleb Foster, but Duke could have an embarrassment of riches in freshmen talent next season.

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