Duke basketball: Finding a lead guard for Blue Devils in 2025

Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program is still looking for a lead guard in the Class of 2025. 

There are three major options for a guard to lead the Duke basketball team in the 2025 recruiting class; Mikel Brown, Meleek Thomas, and Cayden Boozer

Currently, two of those prospects have already received offers from Duke, while the other is trending in that direction.

Mikel Brown is an electrifying and crafty 6-foot guard from Orlando, Florida that is an exceptional shooter, proficient in both shooting off the dribble and spot-up shooting.

He has an elite handle and passes the ball exceptionally well, in fact, he possesses a rare mentality for advancing the ball with his precise passing, a skill that is often overlooked in today’s game.

Given Brown’s exciting style of play, he would undoubtedly be loved by the Blue Devils fanbase.

Duke initiated contact with Mikel Brown during the recent direct contact period, and while he does not currently have an offer from Duke, the expectation is that he will receive one in the very near future.

Meleek Thomas is another electrifying guard who is regarded by some as a versatile combo guard.

Nevertheless, his talent is undeniable. He ranked No. 5 overall in the 247Sports Composite rankings and is recognized as the top point guard in his class.

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Thomas was quoted as saying that he grew up watching a lot of Duke basketball, despite being originally from Pittsburgh.

Meleek Thomas is a highly confident scorer who excels at pushing the pace and possesses a tall stature as a guard standing at 6-foot-5, showcasing remarkable athleticism, excellent ball-handling skills, and a deadly jumpshot.

Thomas was offered by Duke in April.

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Rounding out the list of prospects is Cayden Boozer, the 6-foot-3 combo point guard who plays for Christopher Columbus High School (Fla.) and NightRydas on the EYBL circuit.

He’s currently ranked No. 24 in his class and is trending upward as of late due to his strong play on both the circuit and in high school.

Boozer can play both guard positions and he’s a very good defender.

On offense, he’s a good spot shooter and very adept at using both hands to finish at the rim while his midrange game is very respectable.


He plays against the best competition on his high school team, due to their national schedule, which provides him with ample opportunities to showcase his complete game.

Cayden and his twin brother, Cameron, were offered by Duke in May.

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Duke should have a good chance of securing two out of the three guards, as it is widely believed that Cayden and Cameron Boozer will both end up at Duke due to their family ties as Duke Hall of Famer Carlos Boozer is their father.

The remaining question is which other guard may join Duke, and only time will reveal the answer.

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