Duke basketball mulling interest in Peach Jam riser

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program has expressed interest in two intriguing prospects. 

This week is always so important for high school prospects and the Duke basketball coaching staff is taking notice of one riser at Peach Jam.

Jackson McAndrew, a 6-foot-8 forward, has been shining in North Augusta, South Carolina and Jon Scheyer has noticed, according to Travis Branham of 247Sports.

Branham was first to report that the Blue Devils have reached out to McAndrew, a 4-star forward and No. 168 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The Wayzata High School (MN) standout has already taken official visits to Xavier, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Creighton while also holding offers from Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska.

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Jackson McAndrew has averaged 19.3points and 8.5 rebounds per contest at Peach Jam this week, playing six games thus far, including a 31-point showing in his debut game this year.

McAndrew, playing for Team Howard Pulley, is shooting 46.4-percent from the field and 38.6-percent from 3-point range in the tournament.

Duke was able to secure a commitment from last year’s unheralded darling of Peach Jam, TJ Power, who catapulted himself from the Top-80 recruits in the country into the Top-20.

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Duke has landed two prospect in the Class of 2024, 5-star small forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star shooting guard Darren Harris, but remain focused on adding more talent to its roster in two years.

The Blue Devils are heavily linked to 5-star guard, and current No. 1 player in the class, Dylan Harper as well as the recent rumors circulating that Cooper Flagg, a Top-2 player in the Class of 2025, could reclassify into 2024.

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Some recruiting experts have argued that Flagg might be the best high school player in the country regardless of class.

Duke has also just recently offered 5-star prospects VJ Edgecombe, of Long Island Lutheran (NY) and Kon Knueppel, of Wisconsin Lutheran (Wisc.).

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