Duke basketball schedules visit with elite rising 2025 forward

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The Duke basketball program has set up a visit with a rising 2025 forward. 

Nate Ament, a 6-foot-8 forward from Colgan High School (Va.) and Team Loaded NC 16’s will be taking an unofficial visit to the Duke basketball program on September 16, according Joe Tipton on On3.

It could be the start of something special between Ament and the Blue Devils.

Ament’s skills and development throughout the Adidas 3SSB circuit was thoroughly impressive.

The 4-star forward truly stands out as an elite offensive player with a real mature game as he effortlessly makes the game appear seamless.

He’s very good at breaking down defenders off the dribble and excelling in playmaking. His shooting range, passing accuracy, and handle are all exceptional.

His on-court agility and fluid movements further enhance his performance and, notably, it seems like he may experience another growth spurt, which undoubtedly will bolster his prowess on the court.

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Ament is ranked as the No. 26 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and holds offers from Creighton, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Providence, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech.

Tipton also reported that he is planning to visit Iowa in September.

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Some of the lesser-discussed yet highly impressive skills in Nate Ament’s repertoire include his capability to elevate his teammates through precise passing and his contagious tenacity on the court.

He’s a very willing passer and often seems to be a step or two ahead of the defense. This foresight allows him to make plays with remarkable effectiveness.

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Despite having a thin frame, Ament is a physical player with a high motor who welcomes contact and finishes at a high rate. He’s an absolute competitor on defense and has a mean streak in him.

He is an excellent rebounder on both ends and can grab and go, leading the break.

The Blue Devils do not have a commitment from a 2025 prospect yet, but the program has only extended offers to seven recruits; Cameron Boozer, Cayden Boozer, Meleek Thomas, Brayden Burries, Jalen Haralson, Caleb Wilson, and Khaman Maluach.

Overall, Nate Ament is an elite-level talent and a promising young player and fans should expect Duke to offer this young prospect soon.

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