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DBR Podcast #343 - Dereck Lively Commits to Duke!

Another big get for Jon Scheyer and the Duke staff

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: JUN 06 Pangos All-American Camp
 LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 06: Dereck Lively II looks on during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 6, at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV.
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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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