Duke basketball recruiting target looking more likely to commit

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The next prospect to commit to the Duke basketball program is becoming more apparent. 

It is very likely that the Duke basketball program will be adding to its 2023 recruiting class, already ranked as the best in the country according to all reputable recruiting services.

Jon Scheyer is boasting a class comprised of five-star forward Mackenzie Mgbacko, five-star forward Sean Stewart, five-star guard Caleb Foster, and four-star guard Jared McCain.

The Blue Devils also had five-star guard Tyrese Proctor under wraps before he made the decision to reclassify into Duke’s 2022 recruiting class, also ranked as the best in the country.

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However, Scheyer and the rest of his coaching staff remain committed on adding another forward to the loaded class of the Blue Devils and the two prospects that have had the most contact with the program remain four-star forward Xavier Booker and four-star center JP Estrella.

Booker has rocketed up the recruiting rankings this summer after he shined in the live periods while Estrella has been slowing creeping up the charts thanks to recent interest from blue-blood programs such as Duke and Kansas.

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Many thought the Blue Devils were quickly closing in on Xavier Booker to round out its 2023 class, but that has seemed shift as Duke picked up two Crystal Ball predictions on 247Sports for JP Estrella.

Jamie Shaw of On3Sports also reported last week that the latter is at the top of the Duke basketball recruiting board.

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Estrella, the 6-foot-11 center, also has been gathering serious interest from Syracuse and Marquette and will be playing his senior season at powerhouse prep school Brewster Academy (NH) after transferring from his local high school in South Portland, Maine.

Booker, an Indianapolis, Indiana native, seems destined to land at a midwest school as programs such as Michigan State, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Purdue appear to be battling for his commitment.

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