Arguably the most important recruit for Duke Basketball headed into next season will be a Blue Devils in the 2019-2020 season. No, it’s not an incoming freshman but a sophomore by the name of Tre Jones. Jones, despite being the younger brother of a former Duke great and current NBA player, has made his own name in Duke lore as being a lockdown defender and a floor general who averaged 5.3 assists in his freshman season. Jones also averaged 9.4 points and 1.9 steals a game. The one piece that has alluded Duke over the past several seasons is a consistent presence at the point guard spot. With a roster that is still in flux with the departures of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish pretty much inked in stone. The Devils will also lose rarely used big man Antonio Vrankovic, who has exhausted his eligibility. The freshman class for the Blue Devils, so far, includes Wendell Moore, Boogie Ellis and Vernon Carey Jr. Duke is still recruiting and are awaiting decisions on several prospects including Matthew Hurt and Trendon Watford. The Blue Devils have also reached out to possible Alabama transfer Kira Lewis Jr.
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