The Duke basketball program is expecting to have multiple selections in the 2024 NBA Draft.
There were only two selections from the Duke basketball program in the 2023 NBA Draft, Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead, but that will almost certainly change next June.
The Blue Devils stunningly learned earlier in the offseason that Kyle Filipowski, Mark Mitchell, and Tyrese Proctor would return for their sophomore seasons while Jeremy Roach, who tested the NBA Draft waters, also announced his return to the program.
However, many believe that there will be a heavy run on Duke players when NBA teams are looking for its next batch of prospects.
Filipowski, the ACC Rookie of the Year, is Duke’s projected top selection in ESPN’s 2024 mock draft while Tyrese Proctor, who is pegged a stunning No. 2 overall by 247Sports, is slotted at No. 12 by ESPN.
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Roach or the talented freshmen trio of Caleb Foster, Jared McCain, or Sean Stewart are not listed in the 2-round mock draft but Mark Mitchell, a versatile forward that shines defensively, is the No. 27 selection.
Duke basketball looking to add to already impressive NBA Draft figures
The Blue Devils have produced108 NBA Draft picks in program history, 55 of which have been first selections.
Duke has seen at least one of its players drafted in 24 of the last 26 NBA Drafts and during that time period there have been 40 first round picks, according to Duke Men’s Basketball Stats, including Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead.
Jon Scheyer, after his first season as the program’s head coach, seems poised to follow the legacy of Mike Krzyzewski in efficiently and consistently putting players in the NBA.
Duke is projected to be a Top-3 team in the country this season and one of the early favorites to win its sixth National Championship in April.