Duke basketball employees desires TikTok star in future backcourt

A popular content maker appears to be key to Duke Basketball’s recruiting agenda.

Centennial, Calif. Shooting guard Jared Mccain dances in positive spirits both on and off the pitch, which may explain why the 6-foot-2, 175-pound five-star has amassed nearly 400,000 TikTok followers. Meanwhile, his silky play and appreciation for Duke basketball excellence must explain why the Duke Blue Devils seem hot on the heels of high school junior these days.

Mccain, who has risen from 78th to 24th overall in the 247Sports 2023 Composite in recent months, explained the importance of its recent offering from Duke head coach Jon Scheyer during an interview with 247Sports National recruiting insider Dushawn London:

“It’s crazy because I put a goal board on my wall and the Duke Blue Devils are on it.”

The only other program on this goal board hanging in his room is Gonzaga, who also officially entered the fight for Mccain earlier this month.

After explaining how the Duke basketball offer was being implemented, Mccain London suggested that the Blue Devils’ goal seems clear and spoke of a possible visit to Durham in the coming months:

“You talked about me and Caleb Foster, who has already committed to play in one and two together. It’s just a really cool aspect that they are recruiting me. I will definitely visit when I find some time during the season or sometime after the season. ”

Although Mccain has no plans to choose college before next summer’s Peach Jam, he told London that he plans to announce a list of finalists “pretty soon”. Given his positive thoughts on the Blue Devils and the lone Crystal Ball pick pointing to Duke as an early front runner, it would be a shock if Scheyer & Co. didn’t survive the cut.

How Jared McCain earned his place on Duke basketball recruitment wishlist

In July, Jared Mccain cemented his place on the national recruiting scene by helping his team Why Not (California) achieve the Peach Jam U16 title with impressive versatility averaging 20.5 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 boards to bring home. While his specialty may be the three-corner, he is also a threat with his wide range of mid-range shots and smooth movements when attacking the basket.

This week, Mccain continued to shine, leading his prep team to a 103-28 win – yes, a 75 point drubbing – at the season opener:

And Mccain even tried to please his ever-growing TikTok audience with some sort of quick shimmy after following one of his splashes from downtown:

So far, the only commitment to Duke basketball recruitment in 2023 from Oak Hill, Va., Five-star point guard Caleb Foster, who is No. 9 in the class.

But including the one to Jared Mccain, Duke still has seven offers on the table. The other six targets are the five-star small forward Mackenzie Mgbako, the five-star small striker JJ Taylor, the five-star small striker Matas Buzelis, the five-star small striker Taylor Bowen, the five – Star power forward Gregory Jackson and the four star forward Sean Stewart.

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