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Duke Recruiting: The Battle For Maleek Thomas

This should get interesting

NCAA Basketball: ACC Championship Duke vs Virginia
 Mar 11, 2023; Greensboro, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Jon Scheyer celebrates after the Blue Devils win the Championship of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.
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Over at BustingBrackets, Tristan Freeman takes a look at the competition Duke will face for 5-star guard Maleek Thomas, a 6-4 point guard out of Midland, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburgh.

Then he looks at these schools as possible destinations for Thomas.

  • Duke
  • Indiana
  • Kansas State
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Penn State
  • Pitt
  • UConn
  • UNC
  • Villanova

As far as Duke goes, Freeman thinks Duke might have too much depth but when you look a year ahead, who knows? That’s the world we live in today.

Pitt is the hometown favorite and as Duke fans know, Jeff Capel is a tremendous recruiter. Things are a little bit odd in Chapel Capel Hill, to be honest, but the Tar Heels are still an iconic program even with some acid reflux going on.

Obviously UConn is riding high and all of these schools have a lot to offer. It won’t be an easy competition.