Duke basketball is getting a consistent bucket-getter in Jaden Schutt.
Yorkville Christian (Ill.) shooting guard Jaden Schutt — aptly pronounced “shoot” — ranks below four fellow pieces to the top-ranked 2022 Duke basketball recruiting class. Nonetheless, at No. 60 on the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound four-star appears to enjoy the necessary tools to make an immediate impact for the Duke Blue Devils as a freshman next season.
One thing’s for sure: Schutt can score in bunches. There’s no other way to tally 2,000 points as a prep, a feat the high school senior cemented on Saturday, albeit in a 71-55 loss to New Trier (Ill.) at the talent-rich When Sides Collide Shootout at Benet.
Needing only four points to join the 2,000-point club, Schutt finished the contest with 17, shooting 7-for-17 from the field. He also added eight rebounds.
A seemingly predestined Duke basketball fit
Jaden Schutt has noted on several occasions that he grew up studying VHS tapes of Blue Devil sharpshooting legend JJ Redick. Plus, his build, skillset, and personality bring to mind Duke head coach-in-waiting and fellow Illinois native Jon Scheyer.
So it seemed natural for Schutt to commit to the Blue Devils in September then sign his national letter of intent during the early signing period in November.
Five more recruits are on tap to join Schutt in Durham next season. The four five-star future Blue Devils, all sitting among the top 13 in the nation, are small forward Mark Mitchell, small forward Dariq Whitehead, power forward Kyle Filipowski, and center Dereck Lively II. Three-star center Christian Reeves is the other member of the class.
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