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Duke basketball recruiting: Transfer portal news, 2024 roster, recruits, targets by ACC experts

Championships are the standard for Duke basketball, so going without a national title since 2015 feels like a drought. Duke alum Jon Scheyer took over for Coach K in 2022-23 and took a step forward last season, leading the Blue Devils to the Elite Eight. However, a loss to in-state foe and Cinderella story NC State was a tough ending to their NCAA Tournament run. Now, a retooled 2024-25 Duke basketball roster is looking to win it all. High school recruiting has been the main engine for this revamping as Scheyer landed arguably the best Duke basketball recruiting class in program history.

Duke is widely considered an early preseason top-10 team for next season, but there’s still work to do in the college basketball portal with multiple scholarships available. If you love the Blue Devils, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at The Devil’s Den, the 247Sports affiliate that covers the Duke Blue Devils.

The team of insiders at The Devil’s Den are providing up-to-the-minute scoop on the latest intel surrounding the Duke basketball roster changes. The basketball coverage at The Devil’s Den is led by Adam Rowe and Mark Watson, who have decades of experience covering the team. In addition, The Devil’s Den features a message board community visited by thousands of Duke fanatics and program insiders. And right now, The Devil’s Den is offering 30% off the first year of an annual subscriptions*, so now is the time to sign up.

The team at The Devil’s Den has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the Duke basketball roster. Head to The Devil’s den now to see all the insider info.

Duke basketball roster departures 

Kyle Filipowski (NBA), Jared McCain (NBA), Jeremy Roach (transfer) and Mark Mitchell (transfer) are the four biggest names departing. They were Duke’s four leading scorers and accounted for nearly 50 combined points per game. Filipowski’s exit was largely expected throughout the season, though McCain was a breakout star who reached one-and-done status. Roach, a two-time team captain, explored entry into the NBA Draft before ultimately landing at Baylor via the portal. Mitchell is joining Missouri as a transfer. 

The bottom half of Duke’s roster will also see a big shake up. Reserves Sean Stewart, T.J. Power, Jaden Schutt, Jaylen Blakes and Christian Reeves all departed via the portal. None of those players averaged more than 3.0 points per game or played double-digit minutes, so the Blue Devils will have an opportunity to replace them with higher impact players. Join The Devil’s Den to see the latest on all of Duke’s roster changes

Duke basketball news, roster

Scheyer’s 2024 Duke basketball recruiting recruiting class is among the best at any program in recent college basketball history, rivaling some of John Calipari’s one-and-done hauls at Kentucky. There are four five-star and two four-star recruits in the class, and all rank among the top 51 players in the nation, per 247Sports. Small forward Cooper Flagg and center Khaman Maluach are the cornerstones of the class. They rank No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, nationally and both are considered likely lottery picks in the 2025 NBA Draft.

Duke returns experience in the backcourt in guards Tyrese Proctor and Caleb Foster, so Flagg and Maluach should complement the existing roster well. To balance all the young talent coming in, Scheyer landed Purdue graduate transfer Mason Gillis and rising junior Maliq Brown from Syracuse. The Blue Devils remain active in recruiting the portal with three scholarships still open. Join The Devil’s Den to see the latest Duke basketball roster news

How to get insider Duke basketball roster updates

Duke has multiple scholarships still open and has been in touch with more top players in the transfer portal, so be sure to join The Devil’s Den to see who they are and get the rest of the insider roster news

Who are the top names Duke basketball is pursuing this offseason in the transfer portal, and which power-conference transfers could land in Durham? Go to The Devil’s Den to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Blue Devils, and find out. And reminder, The Devil’s Den is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it’s too late.

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