Duke basketball boasts newly minted five-star recruit

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The Duke basketball program has a new five-star recruit in its possession. 

A decision that benefits the Duke basketball team in 2022-23 also benefitted one of its recruits in the Class of 2023.

After Tyrese Proctor made the jump from the Class of 2023 to the Class of 2022, the 247Sports Composite Rankings had to be adjusted accordingly and one future Blue Devil is probably smiling from ear-to-ear.

Jared McCain, a shooting guard from Corona, California, became the newest five-star recruit to be under the Blue Devil umbrella after Proctor dropped from a five-star recruit to a four-star recruit after his reclassification.

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McCain is now the No. 23 player in the country, No. 2 shooting guard, and No. 5 player in the state of California, according to the updated rankings.

Duke now has four players committed in the Class of 2023 and each player is a five-star prospect.

Small forward Mackenzie Mgbacko is the No. 3 player in the class, power forward Sean Stewart is ranked at No. 11, and point guard Caleb Foster is slotted as the No. 16 recruit in the nation.

Jared McCain is coming off of an outstanding week in Mexico as he won a gold medal with the United States U18 National Team at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship.

Duke basketball head coach not slowing down on recruiting trail

The numbers do not change for new Duke head coach Jon Scheyer in how many five-star recruits he has landed since being named as the next head coach of the Blue Devils last summer.

Scheyer has landed a total of eight five-star prospects in 2022 and 2023 while also getting commitments from two four-star targets and a three-star prospect in the two classes combined.

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The leader of the Blue Devils has also landed three transfers this offseason, Illinois’ Jacob Grandison, Harvard’s Kale Catchings, and Northwestern’s Ryan Young.

Duke is not slowing down on the recruiting trail as Jon Scheyer continues to target prospects in the Class of 2023, which include four-star power forward Xavier Booker and three-star center JP Estrella.

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