It’s still really early but when we look at Jon Scheyer’s run of commitments - Kyle Filipowski, Dariq Whitehead, Jaden Schutt and Caleb Foster - we think there’s a chance we might see most of them together.
That’s not that common anymore of course, at least not at Duke and as DJ Steward taught us, being ready isn’t always a priority anymore.
That said, here’s why we think most of them might stay past their freshman year.
- Filipowski: He’s said that he’s taking education seriously. He could always come back of course but he strikes us as a guy who's not in a hurry to move on.
- Schutt: We’re deeply impressed with Schutt’s work ethic and desire. He wants to be great. But he’ll need to be a bit more physically mature to get there and we think he’s smart enough to know it.
- Whitehead: he’s the most physically ready but he would also be stepping into a hugely demanding NBA role. He could guard RJ Barrett one night, Luka Doncic the next and then Jimmy Butler on the weekend.
It’d be a lot of fun to see these guys stick around long enough to partner up with Foster. That could be the base of a wonderful team.