Duke basketball coaches make hard push for pivotal 2025 recruits

Duke basketball coaches Jon Scheyer and Chris Carrawell (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball coaches Jon Scheyer and Chris Carrawell (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball coaching staff was out in full force at Peach Jam.

The full-court press is on from Jon Scheyer and the Duke basketball coaching staff for prized Class of 2025 recruits Cooper Flagg, Cameron Boozer, and Cayden Boozer.

Flagg and the Boozer’s squared off against each other on Friday morning at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in South Carolina and Scheyer, Jai Lucas, and Chris Carrawell has a front row seat to watch three of their most coveted recruits.

Recruiting insider Andrew Slater of ProInsights reported that their were more NBA scouts in attendance at the game than college coaches but Maine, Michigan State, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon, Ohio, VCU, UMass, VCU, Vermont, and Florida State were the programs in attendance, along with the Blue Devils.

Flagg picked up an offer from Duke on May 15 and recently said at Peach Jam that he models his game after Blue Devil stars Jayson Tatum and Grayson Allen, a major sign that Duke could be the frontrunner for one of the most talented high school players in the country, regardless of class.

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The Boozer’s are the twin sons of Duke legend Carlos Boozer and Cameron is named after the home arena of the Blue Devils, Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Cameron Boozer is also the higher ranked of the twins as he is listed as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2025, according to ESPN, while Cayden Boozer is listed at No. 24 of the Top-25 players.

Cooper Flagg comes in as the No. 3 player in the class while no other major recruiting outlet has publicized its Class of 2025 player rankings.

Analyst sees player comparison to former Duke basketball standout

Jeff Goodman, Stadium’s college basketball insider, got his first look at Cameron Boozer on Friday at Peach Jam and he compared the 6-foot-9 forward to the same body type as former Blue Devil standout Paolo Banchero.

Banchero, the ACC Freshman of the Year, was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic in June.

Cameron Boozer also told Jamie Shaw on On3Sports this week that he is fully committed to playing at the college level right now as many discuss his future options.

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“I’m all in on going to college right now. [G-League or Overtime Elite] is not really in my thought process right now,” Boozer said.

Certainly that will bring a smile to the faces of the Duke basketball coaches who appear to be the early leaders for Cooper Flagg, Cameron Boozer, and Cayden Boozer.

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