Duke basketball: Dylan Harper surging as decision looms

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

Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper is surging this summer. 

It has been a dream summer thus far for Duke basketball recruiting target Dylan Harper.

He became the No. 1 player in the 247Sports recruiting rankings, he has terrorized the EYBL circuit, and now he has made the USA Basketball U19 national team.

Team USA made the roster announcement on Friday morning as the team will travel to the FIBA U19 World Cup in Hungary later this month.

Harper has already trimmed his list down to five schools; Duke, Rutgers, Indiana, Kansas, and Auburn although there seems to be the most buzz between the 5-star prospect and the Scarlet Knights.

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The older brother of Dylan Harper, Ron Harper Jr., starred at Rutgers four four seasons before going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft but there’s no denying that the connection between the two parties is very strong.

Duke still holds one 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction to land Harper, albeit logged in December, while Rutgers picked up a Rivals FutureCast in May to land the services of the Don Bosco Prep (NJ) standout.

Jon Scheyer was in Colorado Springs to see the prime Blue Devil target compete to make the USA roster. Rutgers was also in attendance.

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Rutgers already holds a commitment Ace Bailey, a 5-star recruit that is the No. 3 player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as 4-star prospects Lathan Sommerville and Bryce Dortch while Duke sports pledges from 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris.

Dylan Harper took an official visit to Duke in October but has taken numerous unofficial visits to Rutgers.

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It’s possible that he will also take official visits to his other finalists this summer.

There was an expectation that Harper could announced his college decision shortly after Peach Jam in early July but he told RutgersWire that a decision will come at some point during his senior season of high school.

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