After missing out in top ten recruit Kevin Knox, who surprisingly committed to Kentucky last weekend, Duke landed themselves a big forward as four-star recruit Jordan Tucker picked the Blue Devils over Syracuse.
Tucker is a 6-foot-7 shooter from New York that will likely play an immediate role for Duke on the wing and as a stretch-four. He’s not as skilled as the like of Justise Winslow, Jabari Parker, Brandon Ingram or Jayson Tatum, but he’s the only player on Duke’s roster that can play that role next season.
Duke now has a five-man recruiting class for next season – Tucker joins five-stars Wendell Carter and Gary Trent Jr., four-star Alex O’Connell and three-star Jordan Goldwire – and they may not yet be done. Mike Krzyzewski is still awaiting word on whether or not he’ll be coaching Trevon Duval next season.
The Blue Devils, for the first time ever, have lost four players to early entry, as Tatum, Harry Giles III, Luke Kennard and Frank Jackson all entered the NBA Draft. Grayson Allen opted to return for his senior season.