Duke basketball: Possible sign of a Caleb Foster reclass

Duke basketball pledge Caleb Foster (USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball pledge Caleb Foster (USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball’s interest in a top 2023 point guard is, well, interesting.

By all accounts, the Duke basketball coaches ensured Oak Hill (Va.) five-star junior and Blue Devil pledge Caleb Foster that they won’t pursue another elite point guard in his class. And they’ve kept that promise ever since his announced commitment in September by keeping their 2023 offer sheet clean of other floor generals. But it looks as if they’re at least eyeing another at this point.

And perhaps that is a sign the Duke Blue Devils believe Foster will ultimately reclass to 2022, which he’s noted as a real possibility on several occasions.

According to a recent tweet from Pro Insight recruiting insider Andrew Slater, that new perimeter weapon on the Duke basketball radar — also now on the Kentucky basketball radar — is five-star Kylan Boswell. At No. 11 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, the 6-foot-2 pure point guard out of Compass Prep (Ariz.) sits two spots below Foster.

Per 247Sports, Boswell holds almost two dozen offers, with Arizona, UCLA, and Illinois appearing at the top of the list in terms of interest level. Meanwhile, though, his Crystal Ball remains empty of predictions.

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As of last week, Caleb Foster has company in the 2023 Duke class in the form of Windermere (Fla.) four-star power forward Sean Stewart, who ranks No. 33 and announced his pledge on Thursday. His addition bumped the Blue Devils to No. 1 on the 247Sports 2023 Team Rankings.

Duke also holds a resounding lead atop the 247Sports 2022 Team Rankings via six commits to date, including four five-stars who rank among the top 15 in the class. The addition of Foster, who would likely stay somewhere in the top 20 should he make the jump to 2022, would only strengthen that lead.

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However, it’s already a virtual lock that the Duke Blue Devils finish on top in 2022 regardless of what Caleb Foster decides.