Duke basketball makes Top-6 finalists for most recent offer

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program is still in the hunt for a Class of 2023 prospect. 

Good news has reemerged for the Duke basketball program in the Class of 2023 after a string of days in which the Blue Devils were left on the outside looking in.

Five-star forward Xavier Booker did not include the five-time National Champions in his Top-10 finalists and four-star center JP Estrella, who was thought of as a Duke lean, was scheduled to visit Durham at the end of July before canceling his visit and is no longer considering the Blue Devils.

However, Jon Scheyer also extended an offer to four-star wing Andrej Stojakovic this week and the 6-foot-6 forward unveiled his Top-6 on Friday afternoon, which includes Duke.

UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, and Texas are the other schools that made the cut for the son of the three-time NBA All-Star, Peja Stojakovic.

“I have been talking to coach [Jon] Scheyer and coach Jai Lucas for about a month,” Stojakovic told Travis Branham of 247Sports.

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The younger Stojakovic is ranked as the No. 22 player in the Class of 2023, No. 4 small forward, and No. 6 player in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, while holding four 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions for UCLA.

All four predictions were logged between June 19 and July 6, before the Blue Devils entered the recruiting sweepstakes.

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“Coach Jai Lucas had a chance to see me play when he was with the Kentucky staff and then he moved over to Duke and spread my name across the school and coach Scheyer got to see all of my film from the spring season,” the prospect continued.

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Duke holds the top ranked recruiting class in 2023 behind five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbacko, five-star power forward Sean Stewart, five-star point guard Caleb Foster, and five-star shooting guard Jared McCain.

Stojakovic is the only player in the class that still holds a Blue Devil offer.

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