Duke basketball: 5 players to target in the transfer portal

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Former Illinois State guard and potential Duke basketball target Antonio Reeves (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Ideal Duke basketball transfer target: Antonio Reeves (G – Illinois State)

The first potential transfer that the Duke basketball coaches reached out to was Antonio Reeves. They contacted the junior during the tournament run in March.

Reeves, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Illinois State, is precisely the type of player many bluebloods covet.

A pure scorer, Reeves broke out in 2021-22 for the Redbirds, averaging 20.1 points per contest while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor.

Reeves is also a pure shooter. He knocked down 39.0 percent of his attempts beyond the arc last season.

His skill set is one that will be highly sought after, a likely bench guard who can provide both shooting and a scoring spark off the bench.

Reeves would be especially important for Duke basketball if both Trevor Keels and Wendell Moore depart for the NBA Draft.

He has been recently linked to rival UNC and has been spotted taking a visit to Kentucky.

But again, Duke has a unique advantage in that Reeves hails from Chicago, where both Coach K and Jon Scheyer grew up. The program has long enjoyed a great connection with guys from Chicago, from Scheyer to Corey Maggette to Jabari Parker and even Jahlil Okafor.

If Scheyer truly wants to get Reeves in Durham for next season, the Blue Devils need to make a late push to keep him out of Lexington or Chapel Hill.