Duke basketball preparing to host popular 5-star center

Duke basketball recruiting target Flory Bidunga
Duke basketball recruiting target Flory Bidunga /

The Duke basketball program is preparing to host a popular 5-star center. 

The roster on the Duke basketball team could be very barren next season should Kyle Filipowski, Jeremy Roach, Tyrese Proctor, and Mark Mitchell make the leap to the NBA after returning to school this offseason.

Head coach Jon Scheyer has already landed 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and four-star guard Darren Harris in its 2024 recruiting class but another major player could be on the way.

Flory Bidunga, a 5-star center, will be taking an official visit to Duke beginning on Tuesday and running through Thursday.

Bidunga is only listed at 6-foot-8 but ranked as the No. 4 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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The Kokomo High School (Ind.) standout has offers from over a dozen schools, including Kansas, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Michigan State, although it was recently reported by Kentucky Sports Radio that the Wildcats are no longer in the running for the services of the prized recruit.

Interestingly, Duke has not officially extended an offer to Flory Bidunga, although that could chance on his trip to Durham.

Bidunga has already taken official visits to Kansas, Auburn, Michigan, and Florida.

KSR said that the official visit to Duke will be replacing the visit that was scheduled for Lexington.

Duke basketball firmly in running for 5-star center

Flory Bidunga was the Co-MVP of the Pangos All-American as well as being named as the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 20.2 points, 13.8 boards, and 4.5 blocks per game this season.

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Bidunga has a 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction logged to Cincinnati, however the prediction was submitted in October and some recruiting experts think that Duke could be the program to beat in this race.

The Blue Devils currently have the No. 7 recruiting class in 2024, according to 247Sports.

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