Duke basketball recruiting: 5-star wing gushes over ‘dream school’

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A premier prep appears to have a considerable fondness for Duke basketball.

Sierra Canyon (Calif.) sophomore Trentyn Flowers is a silky smooth five-star who ranks No. 8 overall on the 247Sports 2024 Composite. The 6-foot-8, 180-pound small forward, whose slick moves and slender frame bring to mind former Duke basketball one-and-done star Brandon Ingram, already boasts an impressive offer sheet with about 20 schools in pursuit.

And Flowers is likely on the verge of adding several more to the list as he continues to hear from big-name programs all over the country. He noted to On3 recruiting insider Joe Tipton this week that Duke, Kentucky, Oregon, TCU, Texas Tech, UCLA, and UNC have been expressing the most interest in him lately.

Flowers, who played for Huntington Prep (W.Va.) before transferring to Sierra Canyon during the season, said he wants to visit UNC and Kansas soon. He did not give a timeline for his recruitment.

The Duke basketball fan in Trentyn Flowers

When Joe Tipton asked Trentyn Flowers if he had a dream school, his answer was clear:

“Duke. Duke was my dream school growing up. That offer would mean the world. That’s a big offer. Just growing up, I watched a lot of Jayson Tatum and Grant Hill. Being able to go to Duke and put on that blue, it’s just an honor. The legacy they’ve had, how many wins they’ve had over the years, it’s amazing to watch. What wouldn’t you want in a program like that?”

While Flowers discussed G League and Overtime Elite options with Tipton, he seems to favor the college experience:

“If I can really build my fanbase at a good school, I’d really prefer that.”

For months now, Trentyn Flowers has mentioned Duke in interviews as one of the programs that he’s heard from often.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils have targeted only three 2024 prospects in an official capacity thus far. They are five-star small forward Naas Cunningham, five-star small forward Bryson Tucker, and four-star small forward Darren Harris.

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