Duke basketball recruiting: 3 dynamite guards attract Blue Devils

Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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Potential Duke basketball recruiting target: Tre Johnson

Lake Highlands (Texas) shooting guard Tre Johnson is a 6-foot-6, 185-pound five-star who ranks No. 3 overall on the 247Sports 2024 Composite. In an interview with Pro Insight this week, he said Arkansas, Duke, Kentucky, and UNC are the schools he’s recently heard from the most.

As a mere high school sophomore playing against relatively fierce competition, Johnson averaged 23.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game last season. His prolific outings drew the following praise from Pro Insight:

“[Tre Johnson] possesses an elite scoring package and advanced floor game, showing fluidity as an off-the-dribble shooter and basketball IQ as a creator. Johnson is a skilled all-around player and definitely a long-term prospect to track very closely.”

Johnson told Pro Insight that he sports a 37-inch vertical and 6-foot-8 wingspan. But he pointed out a couple of areas for improvement in his game while also touching on his no-ceiling aspirations:

“I feel like I need to improve the most on my on-ball defense and ball-handling. Those are things I am already good at, but I feel like if I perfect those two, I can be the best player in the world. I’ve been working on my quickness and my shiftiness.”

Tre Johnson’s offers are multiplying, with Kansas and TCU being among the most recent new suitors.