Insider Labels Duke Basketball Target as Prime Reclass Candidate

There is still conjecture around the recruitment of a single prospective Duke basketball recruit.

Guard Brayden Burries of Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Calif.) told 247Sports’ Travis Branham in October, a month after making an unofficial visit to Duke, that he probably won’t reclassify from 2025 to 2024. He pointed out that his father will ultimately decide whether to graduate early or stay put, though, and that recruits who do end up reclassifying typically downplay the possibility until they formally announce otherwise.

Thus, it’s important to note that this week, Adam Finkelstein of 247Sports includes Burries, who is ranked No. 15 overall on the 247Sports 2025 Composite and has had an offer to play basketball from Duke since June, in his list of the current juniors in high school who are most likely to reclassify:

Duke head coach Jon Scheyer has eight five-star 2025 prospects on his wish list, including Brayden Burries, whose 6-foot-5, 200-pound body and sure-footed perimeter game remind him of current Blue Devil freshman guard and fellow California product Jared McCain.

Duke was one of his ten active admirers, according to a recent list that also included Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, LSU, Houston, San Diego State, Southern Cal, Texas, and UCLA.

NBA Academy Africa five-star center Khaman Maluach is the only uncommitted player on Durham’s 2024 offer sheet. Duke’s haul is the best in the nation, according to 247Sports, with five elite early signees already in tow, including Cooper Flagg, a five-star forward from Montverde Academy (Fla.), the cycle’s top prep.

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