Westtown (Pa.) Center Derek Lively, ranked No. 2 overall in the 247 Sports 2022 composite, announced its commitment Monday evening as the latest top-shelf prize for the Duke Blue Devils this summer. The 7-foot-1, 220-pound sensor selected the stock and company on its other six finalists: Kentucky, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State, Southern Cal, and UNC.
Duke basketball recruitment still reigns supreme
John Share is now proud of the three five-star pledges from the 2022 class not to mention one of the 2023 varieties in Point Guard Caleb Foster but the high school seniors ’current run is the first for the Blue Devils since 2018. Their top 10 includes three friends.
So is this group better than Zion Williamson and friends? Not at all. Yet judging from the stock’s current undisputed recruitment skills, it may just be a matter of time.
Shares’ ’2022 collection now includes five-star center Derek Lively (No. 2), five-star short forward Derrick Whitehead (No. 5), five-star power forward Kelly Filipowski (No. 8), and four-star shooting. Guard Jaden Shoot (No. 56).
Meanwhile, Duke is looking for three more 2022 prospects: five-star small forward Mark Mitchell (No. 16), four-star combo guard Anthony Black (No. 25), and four-star point guard JJ Starling (No. 33). Notable at this point, Crystal Ball is leading the Blue Devils for both Mitchell and Starling.