Duke basketball: Final transfer from program becomes official

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his players (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his players (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) /

The final transfer of the offseason for the Duke basketball program has become official. 

It was quiet and unceremonial but Keenan Worthington has officially left the Duke basketball program.

There has been rumors swirling throughout the offseason surrounding the status of the former Blair Academy (NJ) standout but things became official as the Blue Devils released the roster and jersey numbers for the 2022-23 team and Worthington was not included.

No announcement, no report, just a quiet departure from Durham.

A team spokesperson confirmed Keenan Worthington’s transfer to The Chronicle, the student newspaper at Duke University, on Tuesday evening.

Worthington becomes the third player to transfer out of Duke this offseason, joining Joey Baker and Michael Savarino.

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Savarino committed to New York University on Monday while Baker remains uncommitted.

Keenan Worthington spent three seasons as a Blue Devil, the first two as a walk-on before being granted a scholarship ahead of the 2021-21 campaign.

Worthington did not play as a freshman while only seeing action in two games as a sophomore and nine games as a junior.

The 11 games played totaled 29 minutes for the Chapel Hill, North Carolina native and was 2-for-4 from the floor in his Duke career with 14 total rebounds.

Duke basketball still with strong group of walk-on’s

Head coach Jon Scheyer will not have the known names of walk-on’s among Duke fans but the program still sports three practice players.

Max Johns, a graduate transfer from Princeton, is the newest Blue Devil walk-on and will spend the final year of his eligibility in Durham.

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Duke still has walk-on’s Spencer Hubbard (junior) and Stanley Borden (sophomore), both who were on the roster for the first time in their career’s last season.

The Blue Devils sport the top ranked incoming freshman class as Jon Scheyer will look to begin his head coaching career on a positive note.

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