Duke has already secured the commitment of one major major prospect in the class of 2024 and will play host to another on Saturday afternoon when the Blue Devils take on the Miami Hurricanes in a critical ACC matchup.
Five Star Power Forward jarin stevenson Pittsboro (NC) Seaforth High School will be available for Duke’s game against Miami according to multiple sources. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound prospect is rated the No. 10 player overall in the current junior class and the No. 2 power forward according to the latest 247Sports.com rankings and the No. 13 player overall according to the industry. generated composite rankings from 247Sports.com.
Duke hasn’t connected with Stevenson for the first part of the Class of 2024 recruiting cycle, but the player did reach out to Duke this week asking about the possibility of attending Saturday’s contest. At this point, the Blue Devil coaching staff has yet to evaluate Stevenson on the field or pursue the possibility of a scholarship offer.
Even with Duke on the outside looking in, Stevenson has a number of big offers, including from North Carolina, Virginia, NC State, Georgetown, Missouri and Wake Forest. It’s a list that will likely expand as more teams evaluate Stevenson, according to 247Sports.com analyst Travis Branham, who saw him this summer on the AAU circuit.
“His national ranking in the class of 2024 is more about who he can be a few years from now than where he is today, but don’t get me wrong, he’s already a pretty good player,” Branham said. “He’s long, he’s lean, he can really run and he’s very agile in the lane. He’s going to develop his face-up game along the way, but the times he was active around the rim he was difficult to handle while scoring 14 points. As he learns to combine releasing his inner dog with expanding his face-up game, he has the tools to be very troublesome for opposing defenders.”