Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer hands out big offer in Class of 2024

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer handed out a big offer in the Class of 2024. 

There has still yet to be a commitment for the Duke basketball program in the Class of 2024 but head coach Jon Scheyer is looking to change that.

Scheyer has already created the top ranked recruiting classes in 2022 and 2023 since being named as the next head coach of the program.

The Blue Devil leader went back to his home state to extend his latest offer to a member of the rising junior class, four-star center James Brown.

Brown took to social media to share the news of the offer on Friday night.

Brown, a Chicago, Illinois, native, is ranked as the No. 31 player in the Class of 2024, No. 6 center, and No. 1 player in the state of Illinois, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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James Brown joins five-star guard Tre Johnson, five-star forward Nassir Cunningham, five-star forward Bryson Tucker, and four-star forward Darren Harris as the only 2024 prospects to receive offers from Duke.

The 6-foot-10 center also holds offers from Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, and a plethora of others.

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Despite just being offered by the Blue Devils, James Brown certainly knows what he is looking for on the recruiting trail.

In a conversation with On3 recruiting insider Joe Tipton, Brown said that he would “love” to visit Duke along with Howard, North Carolina, UCLA, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Michigan.

The highly sought after recruit also told Tipton that Ohio State, North Carolina, Duke, and UCLA were his “dream schools growing up”.

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UCLA has shown interest in Brown but has yet to officially extend an offer to the center.

James Brown also said that he and four-star guard Jeremy Fears, a Michigan State lean, have talked about playing together with the Spartans and there have been conversations about teaming up with his high school teammate, four-star forward Morez Johnson, at Illinois.

Johnson is already committed to the Illini.

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