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Duke Recruiting: Flory Bidunga Update!

How are things looking for Duke?

Syndication: The Indianapolis Star
 Indiana All-Star Junior Flory Bidunga (20) reaches for the ball against Indiana All-Star Mason Jones (11) on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, during the Indiana All-Stars vs. Juniors boys game at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
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There is nothing conclusive here, but this article suggests that Flory Bidunga will choose Duke.

It also speculates that he will make his choice on Saturday.

Neither is conclusive of course; as far as we know, he hasn’t tipped his hand about his date or destination.

Still, there are some tea leaves suggesting that it’s going to be Duke, for what they are worth.

Over at, and also the Crystal Ball, Duke is seen as a strong favorite. Again, there is nothing conclusive so don’t get carried away just yet. But when you start thinking about the fun of pairing Bidunga with Cooper Flagg, the mind tends to boggle. But of course, neither has committed, so this is still a pipe dream. Fun? Yeah. Certain? Hardly.

It’s also important to remember that Bidunga has barely started playing basketball. He is a native of Congo and has only hooped for about two years. Right now, he’s being compared to fellow Congolese and former Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe. We’re pretty sure Jon Scheyer would find fun things for Bidunga to do and, more importantly for Budinga, that Duke would be a great place to develop.