Duke basketball: Predictions emerge for 5-star center

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

Predictions are rolling in for Duke basketball recruiting target Flory Bidunga. 

The rise of 5-star center Flory Bidunga in the eyes of the Duke basketball coaching staff has been rapid and many are taking note of it.

Bidunga began his official visit to Duke last week without an offer but left Durham with an offer from Jon Scheyer in his pocket and now some are expecting him to become a Blue Devil.

Two Rivals recruiting experts, Mason Voth and Alec Busse, have logged FutureCast predictions for the 6-foot-9 center to commit to Durham.

There are three other predictions — all logged in October — for Bidunga to become a Cincinnati Bearcat but his recruitment has skyrocketed since then with offers from Kansas, Indiana, Michigan State, and UCLA.

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Flory Bidunga has also taken an official visit to Kansas.

A standout at Kokomo High School (Ind.), Bidunga is ranked as the No. 4 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and the top player both at his position and in his state.

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Duke will be looking for a center to join the team next season after the graduation of Ryan Young and the expected jump to the NBA for Kyle Filipowski.

The Blue Devils already have two commitments from prospects in the Class of 2024, 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris, as the program currently holds the No. 8 recruiting class in the country.

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Duke has also recently targeted 2024 center Patrick Ngongba II after hosting him on an official visit earlier in June.

Ngongba is a 6-foot-11, 4-star center that ranked as the No. 42 player in the nation while holding offers from UConn, Kansas State, Michigan, and others.

There is no timetable for a commitment from Flory Bidunga but things currently appear to be trending in favor of the 5-time National Champions.

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