Possible transfer target: Ryan Young (Northwestern)
Another player who received a follow from the Blue Devils over the weekend is former Northwestern big man Ryan Young.
Young, who played for former Duke basketball player and assistant Chris Collins at Northwestern for the past three seasons, averaged 9.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.
The 6-foot-10 forward started all 31 games for the Wildcats during his freshman season before moving to a bench role the following two years.
While his production isn’t stellar, Young has experience in a high-major conference and has the obvious Duke basketball connection from being coached by Collins.
If Young decided to come to Durham, he would likely fall into a role similar to the one Theo John played this past season. While definitely not the player that John is, the former Wildcat could provide the Blue Devils with physicality and rebounding off the bench.
Currently, the projected rotation has little to no size off the bench behind incoming freshmen Dereck Lively II and Kyle Filipowski.
Many Duke fans have correctly identified the need for a backup big man, and this could be a sign that Jon Scheyer and the staff are attempting to fill that need.
Ryan Young may not be the flashiest name in the portal, but the former three-star recruit would be a welcome addition to The Brotherhood.