Duke basketball top target drops 30 points in front of Jon Scheyer

Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper
Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper /

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer got a up-close look at his top ranked recruit. 

Dylan Harper remains the biggest and only target remaining for the Duke basketball program in the Class of 2024 and the coaching staff is proving it.

Less than 24 hours after the Blue Devils were walloped by Miami, 81-59, head coach Jon Scheyer and assistant coach Jai Lucas boarded a plane to watch Harper and Don Bosco Prep (NJ) battle its fierce rival, Bergen Catholic (NJ), for a second time this season.

The five-star combo guard did not disappoint in front of the new leadership of the Blue Devils with 30 points, six rebounds, and three steals in a 67-55 victory.

Harper has recently trimmed his list to five schools; Duke, Rutgers, Auburn, Kansas, and Indiana, but it seems like his recruiting it a battle between the Blue Devils and the Scarlet Knights.

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Dylan Harper’s brother, Ron Harper Jr., was a four-year standout at Rutgers.

The 6-foot-4 standout is listed as the No. 4 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as the top ranked player at his position and in the state of New Jersey.

Duke only holds one commitment in 2024, four-star sharpshooter Darren Harris, as its class is currently ranked at No. 9 in the country.

Top remaining Duke basketball target continuing to shine

Dylan Harper had scored at least 18 points in every game this season for Don Bosco Prep until he only netted nine points in a 35-point victory last week.

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The son of five-time NBA Champion Ron Harper Sr. scored 28 points in a matchup against Blue Devil 2023 commit Jared McCain and Corona Centennial (Calif.) while exploding for 36 and 27 points, respectively, against New Jersey powerhouses Camden and Roselle Catholic.

There remains no timetable for a possible commitment from Dylan Harper but the Blue Devils have the only 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction logged for prized recruit.

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