Duke basketball remaining aggressive with 2025 recruiting class

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program is remaining aggressive with the 2025 recruiting class. 

The live contact period has opened where head coaches can directly contact recruits in the Class of 2025 and the Duke basketball head coach, Jon Scheyer, has not wasted any time.

Scheyer quickly reached out to key Blue Devil targets Cooper Flagg, the No. 2 prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, as well as Cameron and Cayden Boozer.

The Boozer’s, the twin sons of Duke Hall of Famer Carlos Boozer, are two of the most coveted prospects in the country — regardless of class — as Cameron ranks as the No. 1 player in the nation while Cayden is listed as a Top-25 guard.

Duke has only offered one other prospect in the Class of 2025, 5-star guard Meleek Thomas, who Scheyer also contacted once the recruiting calendar gave him the green light.

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Thomas is the No. 6 player in the rising junior class.

Jon Scheyer also has his eye on an unheralded prospect in Juan Guerrero Hernandez, who is not listed in the 247Sports recruiting data base but heard from the Duke coaching staff over the last week.

Duke basketball continuing to look to for elite talent in Class of 2025

There were a quartet of players who do not have offers from Duke that received phone calls and text messages from Jon Scheyer in the last week, headlined by Koa Peat.

Peat, the No. 3 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings, is a 6-foot-8 forward that is trying to challenge both Cameron Boozer and Cooper Flagg for the top rankings and the Blue Devil coaching staff has taken notice.

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Darryn Peterson, the No. 4 player in the Class of 2025, has been on the Duke radar for a while and despite not holding an offer from the Blue Devils is still gathering interest from Scheyer.

Jalen Haralson, the No. 9 player in the composite rankings, and Mikel Brown Jr., the No. 13 player in the class, were also contacted by Duke in the last week.

The Blue Devils are still looking for its first commitment in the Class of 2025 but still have plenty of time to try and reel in and bring a historic recruiting class to Durham.

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