Duke basketball coaches have ‘vague’ meeting with 4-star recruit

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball coaching staff met with 4-star guard Tyler Betsey. 

Small tidbits of the Duke basketball recruiting plans in 2024 are slowly emerging as the calendar flips to AAU season.

Jon Scheyer and his coaching staff made a trip to Connecticut last week to meet with 4-star forward Tyler Betsey as he detailed the experience to 247Sports.

“It was a great visit,” Betsey said to Dashawn London.

The 6-foot-8 wing is ranked as the No. 44 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as the top player in the state of Connecticut.

“They talked about their plan for me, how I would be able to come in and play right away and have freedom as a freshman,” Betsey continued.

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The Blue Devils extended an offer to the highly coveted prospect in November but he has yet to make the trip down to Durham, although that could be in the plans.

Tyler Betsey has not taken any official visits yet but has seen Memphis, Rutgers, and UConn on unofficial visits.

“The plan was kind of vague,” the Windsor, Connecticut native said of what the Duke coaches told him but for good reason.

“They’re saving the full plan for if I go on an official. They’ll really go in depth then.”

Duke is expected to see Tyler Betsey on the AAU circuit multiple times this summer.

Duke basketball remaining plans in Class of 2024

Paul VI (Va.) shooting guard Darren Harris remains the only player committed to Duke in the Class of 2024 and Jon Scheyer does not seen to be targeting a major haul of prospects.

The Blue Devils’ biggest recruit is 5-star guard Dylan Harper, who said he could announce his decision at some point in July.

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Duke made the Top-5 finalists for Harper and there have been reports that the Don Bosco Prep (NJ) superstar could join forces in college with Naas Cunningham of Overtime Elite, who also included the Blue Devils in his Top-5.

Rutgers is also heavily in the mix for the 5-star talents.

Jon Scheyer also hosted North Carolina Player of the Year, 4-star forward Isaiah Evans, on an official visit last weekend.

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