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#1 Ranked AJ Dybantsa Reveals Duke Basketball Offer Added to Long List

Duke Basketball aims for another no. 1st ranked high school basketball prospect. Five-star basketball recruit AJ Dybantsa says he was offered by the Blue Devils, according to Sports Illustrated. Dybantsa is the no. 1 hopeful in the 247 Sports 2025 class.

Dybantsa is a 6-foot-9, 200-pound small forward. The forward has many high-profile offers from some of the top basketball programs in the country. His offer list already includes Baylor, Connecticut, Kansas and Kentucky, as well as Duke. Many other schools are pursuing it. Dybantsa currently plays for Prolific Prep in California. He averaged more than 20 points per game this season while shooting better than 50 percent from the field, according to Prolific Prep.

The forward is known for his great length, smooth jump shot and excellent ball handling. His recruiting will definitely increase in the coming months, as almost every program in the country will want him. Dybantsa has already turned heads, having won the Gatorade Player of the Year Award as a freshman while playing at Massachusetts. He was recently reclassified to the class of 2025, from the 2026 group.

Duke’s recruiting footprint

Duke Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach (3) and head coach Jon Scheyer embrace in the second half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the South Region final of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at the American Airline Center.
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Duke Basketball already has the number. 1st ranked prospect in the 2024 class coming this season. This is big man Cooper Flagg, who should make an immediate impact in Durham. Adding Dybantsa would mean the Blue Devils would have two noes. 1 guy in a row. It would be quite a coup for head coach Jon Scheyer, who is trying to return the Blue Devils to the NCAA Final Four for the first time since the retirement of legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Duke Basketball enters the 2024-5 season with one of the most promising teams in the country. Along with Flagg, Duke brings in several other blue-chip freshmen. They include, among others, big man Pat Ngongba and striker Kon Knueppel. While the Blue Devils lost point guard Jeremy Roach to the transfer portal, the team is still expected to compete for the ACC Championship and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Blue Devils lost in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament last season, to upstart North Carolina State. Scheyer is about to enter his third season in Durham and is still looking for his first Final Four. The addition of these blues certainly gives the coach a chance to match the success of his predecessor. The program has also been busy in the transfer portal, with the addition of two four-star forwards, Maliq Brown and Mason Gillis.

Duke Basketball has quite the wish list for the 2025 class. Along with pursuing Dybantsa, the Blue Devils are pursuing Cayden and Cameron Boozer, according to Sports Illustrated. The Boozers are brothers and sons of former Duke star Carlos Boozer.

The future certainly looks bright in Durham.