Duke basketball: 5 players to target in the transfer portal

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Ideal Duke basketball transfer target: Jahmir Young (G – Charlotte)

A recent name that has been linked to Duke basketball after entering the portal is Jahmir Young out of Charlotte.

The 6-foot-2 junior averaged career-highs across the board this past season, pouring in 19.6 points alongside 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

Young has entered his name into the NBA Draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility, but a return to college seems likely.

He averaged double-digit scoring all three years as a starter at Charlotte and even took home First Team All-Conference USA honors twice.

While the junior guard may have struggled slightly from beyond the arc (34.1 percent last season), he was incredibly impressive at the charity stripe, hitting 89.2 percent of his free throws.

Multiple programs are already in on Young, as he has a reportedly very long list of interested schools: Cincinnati, George Mason, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Iona, Kansas, Kansas State, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, SMU, South Carolina, UConn, Villanova, and Wake Forest.

That is a long list of potential suitors, showing just how great an addition Young can be to any program.

There is reportedly no timetable. Young said he is looking for a winning culture, courtesy of his chat with 247Sports insider Dushawn London.

That certainly plays to Duke’s advantage, with uncertainty surrounding the roster and the obvious winning culture that exists in Durham.

It’s also an important note that Duke basketball has some connections to Young already. He played on the same AAU team as Jeremy Roach, who seems likely to return to Durham for his junior season.

Young also hails from DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.), which has produced some former Blue Devils in Danny Ferry and Quinn Cook.

While this one might take a while, it will certainly be interesting to see if Duke makes a strong push for Young in the coming weeks.

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