Duke basketball hosting biggest recruiting weekend of year

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The Duke basketball program is hosting its biggest recruiting weekend of the season. 

Countdown to Craziness begins tonight for the Duke basketball program, unofficially beginning the upcoming season, but it also serves as the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for the Blue Devils.

Jon Scheyer and his coaching staff will welcome six prospects from the Class of 2024 to Durham for the weekend and the biggest prize of them all is Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024.

Flagg has narrowed his options to either Duke or UConn and there has been a lot of steam picking up for the Huskies after basketball commentator Frank Isola predicted Flagg to commit to the defending National Champions this week during a preseason broadcast of the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Nevertheless, the 6-foot-9 forward will be on the Duke campus for the second time in three months after taking his only unofficial visit of his recruitment to Durham in early August.

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Uncommitted 5-star recruits Patrick Ngongba II and VJ Edgecombe will also be attending the weekend festivities as both players have included the Blue Devils in their group of finalists.

Ngongba II has Duke in the mix with seven other schools while Edgecombe released a Top-10 he will chose from, although nine are college programs and the other is the G-League Ignite.

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It seems like the Blue Devils are currently in better standing with Patrick Ngongba than VJ Edgecombe and it certainly will help Duke that the center’s high school teammate, Darren Harris, will also be part of the distinguished guests.

Harris, Isaiah Evans, and Kon Knueppel — all players already committed to Duke — will make the trip back to Durham for the weekend.

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Duke’s recruiting class currently is ranked No. 4 by 247Sports despite Evans and Knueppel being listed as 5-star targets and Harris the lone 4-star prospect.

Missouri, North Carolina, and Kansas are the three programs ranked ahead of the Blue Devils.

Countdown to Craziness begins at 7:00p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra).

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