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Duke Recruiting: Jaden Schutt Feature

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Duke coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer has made Jaden Schutt an early priority
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Getting an offer from Duke is always a big deal, but when you’re not really well known nationally, it’s even more so.

Jaden Schutt, a 6-5 guard from Yorkville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, as we discussed the other day, hasn’t gotten a lot of attention because Covid shut everything down for a year and he didn’t get a chance to show what he could do and no one could hype him up.

The Duke offer changed things though. He has gotten some pretty high-level offers but when Duke, or Kentucky for that matter, makes an offer to a lesser-known player, he doesn’t stay lesser known for long.

Here’s what the Chicago Tribune had to say about Yorkville’s finest:

“Schutt has always been underrated nationally, mostly due to not being seen by national evaluators because of the Covid shutdown...Schutt, the state’s No. 2 prospect who continues to push Young’s AJ Casey for the top spot, is a gifted shooter. But ironically, it wasn’t Schutt’s three-point shooting that opened eyes this past weekend in Under Armour Association play...there is no question Schutt is an elite, space-the-floor shooter..But it was his ability to score in multiple ways, showcasing a higher level of athleticism and impacting the game in a different fashion that solidified his status.”

What we like, from what he have learned so far, is that Schutt seems really driven. That part of him reminds us a bit of Steve Wojciechowski, Kyle Singler and Lance Thomas, former Blue Devils who absolutely maximized their talents.