Duke basketball preparing to host most recent offer on official visit

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 team is preparing to host Patrick Ngongba II on an official visit. 

Another Paul VI (Va.) product is being courted by the Duke basketball program and the center will be on campus this weekend for an official visit.

Patrick Ngongba II landed an offer from the Blue Devils last week and told On3 that he will begin his visit to Durham on Saturday.

Duke has a history of landing prospects from Paul VI in current point guard Jeremy Roach, Trevor Keels, and 2024 commit Darren Harris.

Ngongba II is listed at 6-foot-11, 235 pounds and ranked as a four-star recruit, No. 48 in the country, by the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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UConn, Kansas State, Iowa, Indiana, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Virginia have offered the fast rising prospect and Patrick Ngongba II has already taken an official visit to Kansas State and plans to visit UConn shortly after his visit to Duke wraps up.

He is also expected to take visits to Iowa and Virginia this summer.

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In addition to four-star guard Darren Harris, Duke has also landed a commitment from five-star forward Isaiah Evans in the Class of 2024 as Jon Scheyer will surely be looking to fill out his roster as many Blue Devils will be making the leap to the NBA after this upcoming season.

Center is already a weak position for Duke heading into its second season under Scheyer as the program has been unable to find a replacement for Dereck Lively II in the transfer portal after he declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.

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Ryan Young returns for Duke, as does freshman superstar Kyle Filipowski, but both are expected to depart school next April as Young will graduate and have no further eligibility and Filipowski will be in the professional ranks.

There has been no timetable for a list cutdown or announcement date from Patrick Ngongba II.

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