The Duke Blue Devils just keep reloading.
After losing the second-ranked prospect in the class of 2013, forward Jabari Parker, to the NBA Draft (Parker was selected second-overall by the Milwaukee Bucks), the Blue Devils are bringing in the top class in 2014. The class is headlined by the country’s top prospect, 5-Star center Jahlil Okafor. Two other 5-Star prospects, point guard Tyus Jones and forward Justice Winslow are also committed. 4-Star shooting guard Grayson Allen rounds out the class, giving the Blue Devils the first, eighth, 14th and 25th-ranked players in the class of 2015.
The Blue Devils already have a commitment from 5-Star shooting guard Luke Kennard. The 6’5, 180-pounder is from Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio and gave his pledge to the Blue Devils back in March.
On Monday, one of the top players in the class of 2015 joined Kennard in committing to the Blue Devils. Appearing on national television to make his announcement, 5-Star power forward Chase Jeter verbally committed to the Blue Devils.
“It was no secret that I’ve really liked Duke for a long time but it was a tough decision,” Jeter told NBC Sports. “I made the decision after talking it over with my family and I just felt comfortable with Duke.”
Jeter liked everything about the Blue Devils.
“I just think Duke has a lot to offer me in terms of their style of play, the players on the team and my relationship with the coaching staff,” Jeter said. “Their style of play really fits with what I do well on the court.”
The 6’11, 225-pounder attends Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is ranked as the country’s fifth-best power forward prospect, the second-best overall prospect in the state of Nevada and the 10th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Jeter chose the Blue Devils over the Arizona Wildcats, UNLV Runnin’ Rebels and UCLA Bruins.