Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer working to secure commitments from ‘Big 3’

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer is putting in the work to finish off his recruiting class. 

If things go well for the Duke basketball program, people are going to need to get to work on a nickname for the trio of players that were on campus two weeks ago for their official visits.

Cooper Flag, Patrick Ngongba II, and VJ Edgecombe all descended upon Durham for Countdown to Craziness to try and get a feel for the Blue Devils and if they could see themselves playing inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

So far, so good.

Cooper Flagg announced his commitment to Duke on Monday and Patrick Ngongba, who is trending towards the Blue Devils, will make his announcement on Saturday afternoon (2:30p.m. ET, 247Sports’ YouTube).

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Well, Edgecombe’s recruitment has been busy and there is no end in sight for the New York Gatorade Player of the Year a season ago.

The Long Island Lutheran (NY) standout announced his list of ten finalists that included Duke, Baylor, Michigan, Alabama, St. John’s, Florida, Florida State, Miami UConn, and the G-League Ignite.

However, Kentucky had not offered the No. 6 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings when he released his Top-10 but a recent offer from the Wildcats and official visit have Jon Calipari’s team in the hunt.

Duke basketball, Jon Scheyer pursing recruit with great intensity

VJ Edgecombe has already taken visits to Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Duke, and Kentucky with trips looming to Alabama, Florida State, and St. John’s but Jon Scheyer is keeping the pressure on his competition.

The Duke head coach took the trip to New York on Thursday to see Edgecombe in person, according to Andrew Slater, as its the second time the Blue Devils have been at Long Island Lutheran to see the highly coveted prospect since its official visit.

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Jai Lucas was in New York last week for Edgecombe.

There is no timeline whatsoever on when to expect a decision from VJ Edgecombe but Duke has made it clear that he is a major priority for the program.

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