Duke basketball books major visitor for Countdown to Craziness

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program has booked an important visitor for Countdown to Craziness. 

Another visitor is coming to the Duke basketball program as 2024 5-star wing VJ Edgecombe has booked his trip to Durham.

The Long Island Lutheran (NY) standout told 247Sports‘ Eric Bossi that he has set six official visits after recently releasing his Top-10 finalists.

Edgecombe has trips confirmed to Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Duke, Alabama, and Florida State while the programs that made his cut that he has yet to schedule an official visit to are St. John’s, Miami (FL), UConn, and the G-League.

The 6-foot-5 forward will be visiting the Blue Devils during Countdown to Craziness weekend on October 20 and is the first known recruit to be coming to Cameron Indoor Stadium during the highly anticipated weekend.

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The visits to Florida, Baylor, and Michigan will precede his trip to Durham while Alabama and Florida State will get a chance to put on its show for the reigning New York Gatorade Player of the Year after the Blue Devils.

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VJ Edgecombe is ranked as the No. 17 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, as well as the No. 5 small forward in his class and No. 3 player in the state of New York.

Duke already has commitments from 5-star forward Isaiah Evans and 4-star guard Darren Harris in the 2024 class while the biggest news in the recruiting cycle came last week that Cooper Flagg, arguably the best player in high school basketball, has reclassified from 2025 to 2024.

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The Blue Devils only extended an offer to Edgecombe in early July but an official visit from the highly coveted prospect shows that both parties are still interested in each other.

Duke is planning to host 2024 prospects Tyler Betsey and Kon Knueppel this fall while Nate Ament, a 2025 prospect, is also scheduled to visit in September.

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