Duke basketball recruiting magic: Blue Devils land another one

Duke basketball pledge Sean Stewart (Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner)
Duke basketball pledge Sean Stewart (Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner) /

The Duke basketball recruiting team flexes atop the 2022 and 2023 rankings.

Another one. Yes, it’s almost unfair for Duke basketball foes on the recruiting trail at this point.

Since earning the title of the program’s head coach-in-waiting in June, Jon Scheyer has extended 15 offers between the 2022 and 2023 classes. Now, 10 of those targets have announced their decisions. And of those 10, eight have chosen the Duke Blue Devils, including five of the five-star variety.

Windermere (Fla.) junior power forward Sean Stewart, who sits No. 33 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite due to his sturdy frame and budding skillset, is the latest Duke prize. On Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound four-star revealed his college destination on Instagram Live while speaking to On3 recruiting insider Joe Tipton.

No surprise Duke basketball is victorious once again

Just as the 247Sports Crystal Ball and Rivals FutureCast unanimously predicted in the end, Sean Stewart committed to the Blue Devils over seven other finalists: Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio State, and Stanford.

Stewart joins five-star point guard Caleb Foster, who ranks No. 9 in the class. The newest addition has resulted in Duke’s jump from No. 4 to No. 1 on the 247Sports 2023 Team Rankings; however, it is worth noting that Foster has not yet ruled out a reclass to 2022.

At the same time, Jon Scheyer and his crew have long resided at No. 1 on the 247Sports 2022 Team Rankings. They boast pledges from six seniors: four-star shooting guard Jaden Schutt, five-star small forward Mark Mitchell, five-star small forward Dariq Whitehead, five-star power forward Kyle Filipowski, five-star center Dereck Lively, and three-star center Christian Reeves.

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Indeed, the Duke basketball recruiting prowess is getting out of hand under Scheyer. With such frequent good news these days, keeping up with it all is becoming an increasingly challenging task.