Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer continues hottest recruiting streak ever

Duke basketball commit Mackenzie Mgbako (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Duke basketball commit Mackenzie Mgbako (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball program is in the midst of the hottest recruiting stretch of all time. 

There has never been a team hotter on the recruiting trail than Jon Scheyer and the Duke basketball program is right now.

The Blue Devils added another five-star prospect on Friday night in landing a commitment from Class of 2023 five-star forward Mackenzie Mgbako.

Mgbako, a star at Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.), is the No. 3 player in the junior class, No. 1 small forward, and No. 2 player in the state of New Jersey, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

The 6-foot-8 forward made the announcement via social media prior to participating for Team World in the Nike Hoops Summit.

Scheyer has now landed 11 prospects, nine five-star recruits, since being named as the program’s next head coach last April.

Duke has secured the No. 1 class in 2022, per the 247Sports Team Rankings, and the program also has a stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking in the Class of 2023.

Mackenzie Mgbako joins a class comprised of Oak Hill (Va.) five-star point guard Caleb Foster, NBA Global Academy (Australia) five-star combo guard Tyrese Proctor, Centennial (Calif.) five-star shooting guard Jared McCain, and Windermere (Fla.) four-star power forward Sean Stewart.

Duke basketball not done in Class of 2023

Despite the Blue Devils already holding pledges from five players in the junior class, many believe Duke is not done yet in the Class of 2023.

Recruiting expert Andrew Slater was brief and to the point following the announcement of Mackenzie Mgbako with the simple words, “not done yet…”

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Jon Scheyer and the Blue Devils remain heavily involved with Matas Buzelis, a five-star 6-foot-9 small forward who is the No. 10 player in the Class of 2023.

There has never been a stretch of recruiting like this in the sport, and Jon Scheyer does not look like he is slowing down anytime soon.

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