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Duke Recruiting: JJ Starling Makes His Choice...

...and it wasn’t Duke

Notre Dame v North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 02: Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts following a play during the first half of their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Dean Smith Center on January 02, 2021 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Well you can’t win ‘em all - Jon Scheyer, who has been on a recruiting tear to build his first class as Duke’s head coach, lost out on a promising recruit when JJ Starling decided to play for another (former) Duke assistant, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey.

We’d love to have seen him in Durham of course but we took note of his final list. All of them, except hometown Syracuse, are elite academic schools. So in the long run it would have been hard for him to have made a bad choice. Best of luck to him at Notre Dame. We’re sure he’ll do very well there.