Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer offers pair of elite 2024 prospects

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

The Duke basketball program extended offers to two elite 2024 prospects. 

It has been a busy week for the Duke basketball coaching staff on the recruiting trail.

Jon Scheyer, Chris Carrawell, and Jai Lucas are in North Augusta, South Carolina for the Nike EYBL Peach Jam but the leaders of the Blue Devils are still surveying talent away from the historic event.

Duke, after expressing interest last week, officially extended an offer to 5-star forward Kon Knueppel.

Knueppel, listed as a 6-foot-5 forward, is considered one of the best shooters in the Class of 2024 and is ranked as the No. 20 player in the country and No. 9 player from the state of Wisconsin, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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The Wisconsin Lutheran High School star has taken official visits to Virginia, Stanford, Notre Dame, and Louisville but his hometown Wisconsin Badgers are also heavily involved in his recruitment.

Kon Knueppel emerged on the Duke radar after his performance at the Pangos All-American Camp and the NBAPA Top-100 Camp.

Duke basketball turns to New York for another offer

Duke also extended an offer to a 5-star stud out of New York City in VJ Edgecombe this week.

Edgecombe, another 6-foot-5 forward, is the No. 15 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, but is only the No. 3 player in the state of New York.

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The standout out of the historic Long Island Lutheran (NY) program was the Most Valuable Player of the Adidas Eurocamp, Most Valuable Player of the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (NIBC), and was an All-Star at the NBAPA Top-100 Camp this year.

He holds offers from Alabama, UConn, Indiana, St. John’s, Villanova, and others.

Duke already has two commitments in the Class of 2024, 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris.

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