On this episode of the Duke Basketball Report Podcast, we dive into Jon Scheyer’s latest five-star recruit, Dereck Lively II, who committed to Duke on Monday night.
What does Lively mean as a player? He is enormous and gifted at both ends of the floor. Jason would like to highlight how long Lively is, in addition to how tall he is. Lively has shown the ability to both score and defend all over the floor. Sam and Donald are excited about his player comparison to Tyson Chandler. Really, how bad could that be? We agree, though, that Dereck Lively is an enormous addition for the Blue Devils.
After the break, we wonder how Jon Scheyer has put together such an impressive class so early in his tenure. Most of Duke’s recruits in the 2022 class have already comitted to rising Coach Scheyer, with only a few left on the radar. Scheyer’s run of recruiting success should help bridge the gap from Coach K to the future of the program.
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