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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywilliams22 View Post
    Another offer. https://twitter.com/iamtrejohnson1/s...rdKdqBOrPPb0Qg

    I'm pretty excited to see the Jai Lucas + Scheyer recruiting combo. Wow!
    Is it just me, or is it odd that a) Twitter marked the picture as potentially sensitive content, and b) the picture is of a Duke women's game from the McCallie era?

  2. #82
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    According to Twitter Duke has reached out to 2024 4-star PG Jase Richardson, who is the son of former MSU and NBA guard Jason Richardson.

    Is it just me or are their names backwards?

  3. #83
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    Hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    According to Twitter Duke has reached out to 2024 4-star PG Jase Richardson, who is the son of former MSU and NBA guard Jason Richardson.

    Is it just me or are their names backwards?
    Anyone else worried that recruiting Jason Richardson's kid will hurt out chances with Carlos's kids?

  4. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    This morning at midnight was the first time coaching staffs could reach out to contact recruits directly from the Class of 2024. My scraping of twitter indicates that the Duke staff has reached out to the following recruits:
    Naasir Cunningham, a 6'7" G/F from New Jersey
    Bryson Tucker, a 6'7" F from Baltimore, MD
    James Brown, a 6'9" F/C from St. Rita in Chicago
    Liam McNeeley, a 6'7" F from Texas
    Darrin Harris, a 6'6" G/F from Paul VI in Virginia

    Cunningham, Harris, and Tucker have previously received an offer from Duke.
    Add 5-star PG Boogie Fland to the list of players Duke has contacted in the class of 2024: https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...35624146575360
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Add 5-star PG Boogie Fland to the list of players Duke has contacted in the class of 2024: https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...35624146575360
    Please tell me that his middle name is Wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Add 5-star PG Boogie Fland to the list of players Duke has contacted in the class of 2024: https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/stat...35624146575360
    For those of you who’d like to read more from his point of view, here’s his Sports illustrated blog: https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/2...igan-nike-eybl

    Spoiler alert: his mom doesn’t let him participate in bball tournaments unless he keeps a 90 average in all his classes, and his favorite tv show is Grey’s Anatomy. You can also follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, where he is apparently an excellent dancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    For those of you who’d like to read more from his point of view, here’s his Sports illustrated blog: https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/2...igan-nike-eybl

    Spoiler alert: his mom doesn’t let him participate in bball tournaments unless he keeps a 90 average in all his classes, and his favorite tv show is Grey’s Anatomy. You can also follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, where he is apparently an excellent dancer.
    Does he like to dance to EWF?

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    Does he do windows?

  9. #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    For those of you who’d like to read more from his point of view, here’s his Sports illustrated blog: https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/2...igan-nike-eybl

    Spoiler alert: his mom doesn’t let him participate in bball tournaments unless he keeps a 90 average in all his classes, and his favorite tv show is Grey’s Anatomy. You can also follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, where he is apparently an excellent dancer.
    My nephew was a bench guy on Boogie's team this year so I got to see him up close a few times. He is smooth, but a little slight...but he is young. In the Catholic league state title game that they lost to NYC's Cardinal Hayes, he was matched up with another unbelievable player from the same class, Ian Jackson. It would be nice to keep the Stepinac to Duke pipeline going...a pipeline that started with short timer Jordan Tucker and then AJ and now, maybe, Boogie. Stepinac has always had good basketball but with AJ and RJ Davis, and now Boogie, their national profile has gone through the roof...all credit to Coach Pat Massaroni.

  10. #90

    Updated Contact/ Offer lift

    Offers:
    Tre Johnson
    Darren Harris
    Bryson Tucker
    Naas Cunningham


    Contact:
    NR: Drew McKenna
    James Brown
    Liam McNeeley
    Isaiah Elohim
    Jase Richardson
    Boogie Fland

  11. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    Please tell me that his middle name is Wonder.
    Dear lord, someone please spork this!
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Dear lord, someone please spork this!
    Done as requested, sir. (After I cleaned up the coffee I laugh-sprayed on my desk, though.)
    -Son of Jarhead

    The Duke fan formerly known as BuschDevil

  13. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by cbolden1 View Post
    Offers:
    Tre Johnson
    Darren Harris
    Bryson Tucker
    Naas Cunningham


    Contact:
    NR: Drew McKenna
    James Brown
    Liam McNeeley
    Isaiah Elohim
    Jase Richardson
    Boogie Fland
    For those curious, I dropped in their position and ESPN ranks below. If this is right, we are not yet targeting any of the five top-20 PF/C prospects. This seems to be a pattern with 2023 and now 2024 - recruit the guards and wings early and let the big men develop before swooping in like we seem to now be doing with Xavier Booker for 2023.

    Offers:
    Tre Johnson (6-4 SG, ESPN 4)
    Darren Harris (6-4 SG, ESPN 43)
    Bryson Tucker (6-5 SF, ESPN 9)
    Naas Cunningham (6-7 SF, ESPN 1)


    Contact:
    NR: Drew McKenna (6-6 SF, NR)
    James Brown (6-9 C, ESPN 39)
    Liam McNeeley (6-6 SF, ESPN 6)
    Isaiah Elohim (6-4 SF, ESPN 2)
    Jase Richardson (6-3 SG, ESPN 25)
    Boogie Fland (6-2 PG, ESPN 18)

  14. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    Please tell me that his middle name is Wonder.
    Boogie is already planning for his marketing campaign - Boogie with Boogie

    https://www.nycompanyregistry.com/companies/boogie-fland-llc-2/

  15. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyBrickey View Post
    For those curious, I dropped in their position and ESPN ranks below. If this is right, we are not yet targeting any of the five top-20 PF/C prospects. This seems to be a pattern with 2023 and now 2024 - recruit the guards and wings early and let the big men develop before swooping in like we seem to now be doing with Xavier Booker for 2023.

    Offers:
    Tre Johnson (6-4 SG, ESPN 4)
    Darren Harris (6-4 SG, ESPN 43)
    Bryson Tucker (6-5 SF, ESPN 9)
    Naas Cunningham (6-7 SF, ESPN 1)


    Contact:
    NR: Drew McKenna (6-6 SF, NR)
    James Brown (6-9 C, ESPN 39)
    Liam McNeeley (6-6 SF, ESPN 6)
    Isaiah Elohim (6-4 SF, ESPN 2)
    Jase Richardson (6-3 SG, ESPN 25)
    Boogie Fland (6-2 PG, ESPN 18)
    That approach might also be a reflection of the coaches' understanding of the roster. For 2023, it's not clear right now if Stewart is a multi-year guy or not. He probably is just because the top 25 guys go pro from Duke. It seems pretty clear that Mgbako is a OAD and there aren't any other wings/forwards that are obviously going to be starters. It appears the staff hopes they can get Cunningham as a OAD, Harris as a multi-year guys, and maybe Tucker or Johnson makes sense if you think Proctor isn't going to be on the roster in November 2024, which seems like a good bet. Then, who knows if Filipowski, Mitchell, Booker, Estrella, Reeves, or anyone else will be on the roster in 2023, let alone 2024.

    I've read and seen a few things that suggest Liam McNeeley might be a major target.

    Here are a few quotes from an interview with Joe Tipton from On3 a few months ago that stand out:

    McNeeley has yet to take an official visit, considering he’s still a sophomore, but he does have an idea of who he’d like to see.

    “Definitely Duke, for sure because there is so much history there,” he says. “Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Stanford because that’s obviously a great program and great school.”
    Duke is one of the latest schools to keep an eye on McNeeley. What does he like about the Blue Devils?

    “Just the history of that school and the winning mentality that they have, it’s a blue blood. I’ve talked to Coach (Jon) Scheyer, and he’s a great guy. He’s obviously going to be a great coach after Coach K because he’s learned from Coach K, one of the best college coaches of all time. I’m looking forward to watching him coach his first year as a head coach at Duke so I’m excited to see what he can do.”
    https://www.on3.com/news/liam-mcneel...pects-in-2024/

    McNeeley is a 6'6" point-forward with an advanced passing and shooting game. He doesn't quite have the athletic pop of a lot of other top 10 recruits, but he's incredibly skilled. There are players like that - Cade Cunningham, Luka Doncic being the standout examples - that have been exemplars in that mold. McNeeley might be the next.

  16. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by brevity View Post
    Please tell me that his [Boogie Fland] middle name is Wonder.
    This ^^^ is why we DBR Board! Well done!

  17. #97
    Naas Cunningham, the #1 player in the Class of 2024, gave an interview with Joe Tipton of On3. He had a number of positive things to say about Duke.

    Q: Have you set up any college visits?

    A: “Not yet. I think any visit I take will be after summer since I’ve been so busy. But I think I’m going to try to get Duke in, for sure.”

    *Naasir Cunningham has already taken five unofficial visits — Rutgers, St. John’s, UConn, UCLA, and Duke.*

    Q: Did you have a dream school growing up?

    A: “Growing up, my dream school was Duke. I was a big Duke fan.”

    Q: Why was Duke your dream school?

    A: “It was always a big-named school and everybody was talking about Duke. Really, one of my friends in kindergarten, put me on to college basketball, because I didn’t even know what it was. And he used to come in with the Duke jerseys and I would be like ‘what’s that?’ So I started watching college basketball and started watching Duke. I didn’t know who was on the team or anything, I was just watching because I love basketball so that’s really what stuck with me so I was always a Duke fan.”

    Q: What have the early conversations been like with the Duke staff?

    A: “I’ve spoken to at least six coaches from Duke. They always reach out, and they constantly remind me that I’m their guy, they love me, and they want me at their school. It feels great knowing my dream school growing up is heavy on me.”

    Q: Has Mackenzie (Mgbako) been recruiting you to Duke?

    *Naasir Cunningham’s former high school teammate at Gill St. Bernard’s, fellow five-star Mackenzie Mgbako, a Duke commit, has been playfully recruiting him to be a Blue Devil.*

    A: “Yeah, he always jokes around, saying ‘come to Duke’, ‘come to Duke’.
    https://www.on3.com/news/5-star-naas...e-fan-ote-nil/

  18. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    Naas Cunningham, the #1 player in the Class of 2024, gave an interview with Joe Tipton of On3. He had a number of positive things to say about Duke.



    https://www.on3.com/news/5-star-naas...e-fan-ote-nil/
    No mention of NIL money. That's refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    No mention of NIL money. That's refreshing.
    I mean, here is Nijel Pack's response to why he chose Miami:

    How did NIL factor into it?

    Everybody kind of thinks NIL is my No. 1 reason, but it's really not. Not at all. I had a lot of options that were way in front of that. NIL just happened to come with it. Coach Larrańaga and what he has for me, and what he has in store -- I'm thinking long term more than just right now. So NIL is not even one of my top [factors] in my decision.

    It's just funny to me, how I've grown enough to the point where people's comments and concerns and their opinions on things don't really faze me anymore. Everybody that's close to me and around me is happy with the things I've been blessed with. And the people that are not, obviously they're not part of my close circle.

    Why did you finally pick Miami?

    Coach Larrańaga. His success with smaller guards: Shane Larkin, a few other guys. When I came on my visit, he had the proof and the track record behind it to show he's able to help guys my size get to the next level. They had a great year, and are coming off the Elite Eight run. A lot of guys are returning from that squad, so we're going to have a really good team next year. I wanted to join a good, gritty squad. I wanted to join the school where I had the best fit, where I could be a point guard. That's what I really wanted out of the transfer portal.

    Being the point guard, I felt like the head coach and the point guard have to have that closer bond than anybody else on the team, so I felt like I needed to find a coach I could relate to and build the quickest and the best bond with. Coach, I felt like he had that great bond and relationship with his point guards, and a lot of trust in his point guards. That's what I want out of a coach.

    I'm also definitely enjoying the shorts and T-shirts season all year. Definitely.
    BS. He chose Miami because of NIL. There is nothing wrong with that. $800K is a ton of money for a 20-year old. Good for him.

    But kids tend to lie in these interviews.
    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    Naas Cunningham, the #1 player in the Class of 2024, gave an interview with Joe Tipton of On3. He had a number of positive things to say about Duke.

    Q: What have the early conversations been like with the Duke staff?

    A: “I’ve spoken to at least six coaches from Duke. They always reach out, and they constantly remind me that I’m their guy, they love me, and they want me at their school. It feels great knowing my dream school growing up is heavy on me.”
    https://www.on3.com/news/5-star-naas...e-fan-ote-nil/
    At first I read the line above and thought "Who are the 6 coaches he has spoken to?!?!"

    Then I started to count -- Scheyer, Cwell, Amile, and Lucas make 4. I'm guessing he spoke to Coach K prior to retirement (and perhaps since he retired), so that is 5. I then figured that Nolan Smith makes 6 from before Nolan left for Louisville. But I thought a bit more and realized that maybe Naas has chatted with Mike Schrage (7). I considered things even further and realized he could be including NIL specialist Rachel Baker (8) in the "coaches I have spoken to" list.

    Ok, so even excluding the departed Nolan, 6 checks out and it is entirely realistic to speak to 7 "coaches" when you are being recruited by Duke. Damn, quite the team that Scheyer has set up, isn't it?

    -Jason "addendum -- I could also see recruits chatting with Will Stephens, the strength and conditioning coach" Evans
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