Duke is coming off an impressive haul of incoming 2013 freshmen. Of course, thanks to the one-and-done rule, college basketball requires teams to continually attract top recruits.
While the Duke Blue Devils will certainly be an exciting team in 2013 and likely be a serious title contender, there could be a mass exodus following that season. Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood could easily go pro after only one season of playing at Duke. Rasheed Sulaimon could see his draft stock rise and be tempted to exit after his sophomore season.
Even if Duke doesn’t lose a ton of underclassmen, seniors Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston will graduate. Both players are solid rotation guys, and the absence of their contributions will need to be addressed in 2014.
Given that there will be a need to reload and replace lost production, let’s take a look the top five recruits Duke is targeting for the 2014 class.