Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer should set 2025 recruiting trail on fire

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

One analyst sees a potential all-time Duke basketball recruiting class.

Perhaps first-year Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer will compile the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class every year.

Wishful thinking? Hardly. No, these days, that sure feels like a realistic goal.

After all, Scheyer’s 2022 and 2023 collections sit atop the rankings — where they’re likely to remain — with a combined 11 commitments in tow. Moreover, the 34-year-old five-star magnet has already extended offers to three elite recruits on the 2024 trail, including two among the top five in five-star small forward Naas Cunningham and five-star small forward Bryson Tucker.

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Skipping ahead to 2025, it looks as though the Blue Devils ought to own the inside track for at least three heralded prospects. As Rivals national recruiting analyst Travis Graf detailed this week, Duke fandoms and Blue Devil bloodlines could make Jon Scheyer’s job a cinch:

“You’d have to think that Cayden and Cameron Boozer, projected five-star sons of former Blue Devil Carlos Boozer, will take a very strong look at Duke. It’s easy to picture Jon Scheyer and company as the early leaders in this situation.”

Cameron Boozer is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward whose game appears similar, in many ways, to that of his two-time NBA All-Star father. And Cayden Boozer is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound point guard with a high basketball IQ and a silky outside jumper. They attend Christopher Columbus High School (Fla.) and shine for Nightrydas Elite (Fla.) on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit.

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Graf then touched on some “dream school” talk from an oh-so-promising 2025 small forward in Maine native Cooper Flagg:

“In addition to [the Boozer twins], projected five-star forward Cooper Flagg also told Rivals that Duke has been his ‘dream school, for sure’ while he’s been growing up. He also said that Duke has been in contact with him. Potentially having Flagg alongside the Boozer twins in 2025 is something Duke fans should be very excited about, no matter how far away that is.”

Flagg recently announced that he’s taking his versatile talents to powerhouse Montverde Academy (Fla.) for the remainder of his prep career.

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Jon Scheyer and his crew have yet to enter the fray for any 2025 prizes — not officially, anyway.

Meanwhile, major recruiting sites have yet to release any rankings for the class. Again, though, Cooper Flagg, Cayden Boozer, and Cameron Boozer seem in line to be at or near the top of the list when that day arrives.

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