The Duke basketball program continues to survey the market for a 2023 big man.
The goal is clear for the Duke basketball program; land another big man in the Class of 2023.
Just days after extending an offer to Xavier Booker, Jon Scheyer and his coaching staff have extended an offer to JP Estrella.
Duke and Estrella have been in contact for weeks but the 6-foot-11 center, who will be playing next season at prep powerhouse Brewster Academy, made the news public on Tuesday night.
JP Estrella is ranked as a three-star recruit, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and the No. 165 player in his class, No. 21 center, and No. 5 player in the state of Maine as he rises up many recruiting boards around the country.
Estrella holds offers from Syracuse, Tennessee, Providence, Iowa, Boston College, Xavier, Marquette, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Maryland, Illinois, Miami, UConn, and Creighton.
The Blue Devils currently have the top ranked recruiting class in 2023 despite losing one of its key pieces, five-star guard Tyrese Proctor, who will join Duke early after reclassifying into the Class of 2022.
Five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbacko, five-star power forward Sean Stewart, five-star point guard Caleb Foster, and four-star shooting guard Jared McCain comprised the dominant class for Jon Scheyer.
Duke basketball should have massive frontcourt holes next season
Duke currently has the top two centers ranked Class of 2022, Dereck Lively and Kyle Filipowski, on its roster and the duo are likely to only spend one season in Durham.
The Blue Devils do have depth pieces in the frontcourt but it seems unlikely that either three-star freshman Christian Reeves or Northwestern center transfer Ryan Young will be able to step into a starting lineup next season.
There is no timetable on a potential visit to Duke or a commitment from JP Estrella.