Duke basketball freshman shows incredible potential, passing skills

Duke basketball freshman Caleb Foster (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Duke basketball freshman Caleb Foster (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball freshman Caleb Foster looks ready for the bright lights.

It feels crazy that Caleb Foster is entering the Duke basketball program as an overlooked 5-star prospect.

Foster, the MaxPreps California Player of the Year, was not a McDonald’s All-American and never gathered the national attention that other prospects in the Class of 2023 received as they entered college.

However, the 6-foot-5 guard looks ready for his first college game with the Blue Devils after the latest video to be posted to social media by the team.

Not only is the Harrisburg, North Carolina native showing how is able to get to the rim with ease, he showcased his incredible court vision with a one-handed bounce pass through two defenders which found Ryan Young for a layup.

Foster, the No. 19 overall player in his class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, averaged 21.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season for Notre Dame High School (Calif.) after transferring from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) last offseason.

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The guard also averaged 25.2 points and 4.7 assists per contest at the 2022 Nike EYBL Peach Jam  on 44.4-percent shooting from three-point range.

Duke basketball freshman hoping for major role early

Caleb Foster joins fellow 5-star recruits Jared McCain, Sean Stewart, and TJ Power in the consensus No. 2 recruiting class in the country.

Duke also saw the return of captain Jeremy Roach this offseason along with Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski for their sophomore years.

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It remains to be seen if Foster will start for Duke but it seems like he will initially have a role coming off the bench to begin the season but could crack the starting lineup if Jon Scheyer wants to play a three guard lineup with Roach and Proctor.

The Blue Devils are expected to be ranked as a Top-3 team in the preseason poll, while some experts have pegged Duke as the National Championship favorites.

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