April 12, 2024

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Another top 2 recruit enters Blue Devil radar

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Another top 2 recruit enters Blue Devil radar

The Duke basketball staff members has contacted one more likely No. 1 recruit.

Duke basketball has reeled in the prime a few gamers on the On3 Consensus 2022 Ranking in Kyle Filipowski, Dereck Energetic II, and Dariq Whitehead. They are component of a 6-deep bunch that stands agency as the nation’s No. 1 class.

In the meantime, the Blue Devils also love the supreme 2023 assortment. It functions Mackenzie Mgbako, who sits in the major 5 amongst his friends — no matter the place you look — and has the prospective to climb to No. 1 in general.

Additionally, two of Duke’s 3 2024 gives to date are to leading five potential clients in little forwards Naas Cunningham and Bryson Tucker. And per a tweet on Wednesday from Alex Karamanos of The Time Ticket, the coaches in Durham have now reached out to a different top-tier large college sophomore in Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) shooting guard Ian Jackson.

At No. 2 all round, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound Jackson trails only Cunningham on the On3 Consensus 2024 Rating.


This week alone, Jackson has picked up gives from Syracuse, Kansas, and UCLA. What’s more, he advised Karamanos that he has not long ago heard from Duke and 4 other applications of notice: Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia.

What the Duke basketball coaches have to like about Ian Jackson

The five-star lightfooted playmaker stars for New York Wiz Young ones on the Adidas AAU circuit. His eye-popping performances there this month, not to point out his 19.8 factors per recreation previous time in main Cardinal Hayes to a condition championship, led Jamie Shaw of On3 to argue that Ian Jackson at minimum problems Naas Cunningham as 2024’s top rated prize:

“Ian Jackson was the only other participant in the dialogue this go-all over. The 6-foot-5 guard is 1 of the best two-way gamers in the course. He has a New York flair on offense and performs with a competitive fire on defense. At the conclude of the day, the totality of Cunningham’s entire body of perform received out, but it was near.”

Of course, it is feasible Ian Jackson ultimately will become the initial 2024 guard to get a Duke supply.

No targets in the class have fully commited to the Blue Devils — but.

Keep tuned to Ball Durham for more Duke basketball recruiting news and views.

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