Duke basketball showing more interest in five-star recruit

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball has eyes on a silky wing.

It seems the Duke basketball coaches have been monitoring Sierra Canyon (Calif.) small forward Trentyn Flowers for at least a couple of months now.

But Flowers, who sits No. 8 overall on the 247Sports 2024 Composite with a lengthy frame and silky game that bring to mind former Duke one-and-done Brandon Ingram, is not one of the two preps in his class holding a Blue Devil offer.

No, that duo of official 2024 Duke targets consists of Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) five-star small forward Naas Cunningham and Paul VI (Va.) unrated small forward Darren Harris.

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That said, the Duke Blue Devils were one of four programs Flowers gave a shoutout to this week when discussing which potential suitors have been noticeably increasing their activity in his recruitment. Here’s what the 6-foot-8, 190-pound five-star told 247Sports national recruiting analyst Dushawn London:

“Oregon, Duke, UNC, and Kentucky have been showing more interest lately, probably a lot of others too that I just don’t know of.”

No hurry for Duke basketball to enter the race

During a chat with Jason Jordan of SI.com in late December, Trentyn Flowers expressed a patient approach when it comes to picking a college:

“It’s exciting. I’m not rushing anything; I just want to be in the best situation in the end.”

While the Blue Devils do not yet boast a pledge among current high school sophomores, they presently hold the top spot on the 247Sports Team Rankings for both the 2022 and 2023 classes. Plus, it’s worth noting that only two players in the top 50 on the 247Sports 2024 Composite have announced commitments anywhere thus far.

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