Duke basketball eyeing more elite prospects on recruiting trail

Duke basketball recruiting target Kon Knueppel
Duke basketball recruiting target Kon Knueppel /

The Duke basketball coaching staff has its eyes on two elite prospects. 

More talent is emerging for the Duke basketball program on the AAU circuit this summer.

Jon Scheyer and the rest of the Blue Devil coaching staff have caught their eye on Class of 2024 sharpshooter Kon Knueppel, according to Evan Flood of 247Sports.

Knueppel is listed as a 6-foot-5 forward from Wisconsin that displayed his elite shot making abilities last weekend at the Pangos All-American Camp, which has confirmed his 5-star status.

Thought of a the best shooter in the class, Knueppel appeared to be a favorite to remain in his home state of Wisconsin and play for the Badgers, but Duke’s interest certainly makes things more interesting.

In fact, the Wisconsin Lutheran High School standout has yet to take an official visit to Madison but he has officially visited Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Virginia.

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Kon Knueppel is ranked as the No. 21 player in the Class of 2024 and No. 10 small forward, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, but remains the top player in his home state.

Duke, along with Gonzaga and UCLA, have yet to officially offer Knueppel but its interest is something to monitor for the rest of the summer as the Blue Devils look to add to its recruiting class comprised of 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris.

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Prospects in the rising senior class are not all the Blue Devils are after this summer as Jon Scheyer continues to eye a massive haul in 2025 with his reported interest in Sadiq White.

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White is a local 5-star forward from Myers Park (NC) and is ranked as one of the top juniors in the state of North Carolina.

The 6-foot-8 forward holds offers from Alabama, Florida State, South Carolina, and Syracuse but Duke and North Carolina are starting to show heavy interest in the No. 21 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Duke has yet to land a prospect in the junior class but it has great affection for the top ranked players like Cameron and Cayden Boozer along with Cooper Flagg.

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