Duke basketball eyeing third consecutive No. 1 recruiting class

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball program is eyeing another massive haul in the Class of 2024.

It has been nothing but sunshine and rainbows on the recruiting trail for the Duke basketball program since Jon Scheyer took over as the next head coach of the program and the 34-year old will seek to continue that positive momentum.

At midnight on June 15, Scheyer and the rest of his coaching staff were quickly at work director contacting Class of 2024 prospects, as in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.

One of the biggest prospects the Blue Devils contacted was five-star shooting guard Tre Johnson not only was contacted by Duke, but the Dallas, Texas native landed the coveted offer from the five-time National Champions.

Johnson is ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as the No. 2 shooting guard and No. 1 player in the state of Texas.

Tre Johnson has also landed offers from Auburn, LSU, and Kentucky since June 15.

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Duke has the top ranked recruiting classes in 2022 and 2023 but despite not having a commitment from a player in 2024 it seems like the Blue Devils will be in the running for the top ranked incoming group of freshman for the third straight year.

Johnson joins the likes of five-star small forward Naas Cunningham, five-star small forward Bryson Tucker, and four-star small forward Darren Harris as players in the rising junior class to have offers from Duke.

Duke basketball reaches out to numerous Class of 2024 prospects

In addition to its contact with Tre Johnson, as well as the other three player who have been offered by the Blue Devils, Duke has been in contact with a handful of elite recruits in the Class of 2024.

Five-star shooting guard Isaiah Elohim has been contacted by Duke along with five-star point guard Johnuel “Boogie” Fland.

Jon Scheyer is also targeting a couple of big men in the class with five-star power forward Liam McNeeley and four-star center James Brown.

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Five-star point guard Jase Richardson, the son of 14-year NBA veteran Jason Richardson, has also been linked to the Blue Devils since initially reaching out on June 15.

Houston, Illinois, and Michigan currently have the three best recruiting classes in 2024, according to 247Sports, but each program only has one four-star recruit to its name as none of the five-star prospects have committed to a school.

Duke seems committed to finishing its 2023 class with a versatile big man but the groundwork for prospects in the Class of 2024 is already being laid by the young and enthusiastic coaching staff.

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