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Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey, Dylan Harper Prime 247Sports’ Closing 2024 CBB Recruit Rankings

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV May 8, 2024 Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for the McDonalds All American Games The future looks bright for the Duke and Rutgers men’s basketball programs. On Wednesday, 247Sports’ released its final composite rankings of the top men’s basketball recruits for the 2024 class. Here is a look at the top

Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey, Dylan Harper Prime 247Sports’ Closing 2024 CBB Recruit Rankings

Scott LogoFeatured Columnist IVMight 8, 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 02: Cooper Flagg (L) participate in the 47th annual McDonald's All American Games at Toyota Center on April 02, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for the McDonalds All American Games)

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The longer term appears to be like brilliant for the Duke and Rutgers males’s basketball applications.

On Wednesday, 247Sports’ released its ultimate composite rankings of the highest males’s basketball recruits for the 2024 class. Here’s a have a look at the highest 5, which is stuffed with future Blue Devils and Scarlet Knights:

  1. Cooper Flagg, PF, Duke
  2. Ace Bailey, SF, Rutgers
  3. Dylan Harper, CG, Rutgers
  4. Khaman Maiuach, C, Duke
  5. VJ Edgecombe, SG, Baylor 

Adam Finkelstein of 247Sports highlighted the race between Flagg and Bailey for the No. 1 spot and famous the latter “might even have the best upside within the class if all the things goes proper” regardless of his No. 2 rating.

But Finkelstein additionally mentioned, “my perception is that Flagg has the upper ground, each subsequent yr as a university freshman and long-term. He’ll be a profitable and extremely versatile two-way participant and is among the early favorites to be a prime choose within the 2025 NBA draft.”

That safer ground made him the No. 1 general prospect, which is unquestionably welcome information for Blue Devils followers on the lookout for their program to take the subsequent step after reaching the Elite Eight final season.

Along with Flagg and Maluach because the headliners, head coach Jon Scheyer’s group includes 5-star prospects Isaiah Evans and Kon Knueppel, in addition to 4-star prospects Patrick Ngongba II and Darren Harris.

It’s a versatile assortment of gamers that might give the Blue Devils go-to choices within the frontcourt and the backcourt for the 2024-25 marketing campaign and past even when a few of them go to the NBA after only one season.

Whereas Duke being on the prime of the rankings is not precisely surprising, Rutgers is not the identical sort of established powerhouse in males’s basketball.

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But the Scarlet Knights are No. 4 in these rankings due to the firepower of Bailey and Harper. Rutgers has been to 2 NCAA males’s tournaments within the final 33 years, however reaching the Large Dance ought to be a minimal aim with all that expertise for the upcoming season.

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