Duke Now Contesting UNC Basketball in Major Recruiting Race

Duke Now Contesting UNC Basketball in Major Recruiting Race

All the biggest bluebloods are vying for UNC basketball target AJ Dybantsa.

One of the first elite recruiting classes, UNC basketball, extended an offer to AJ Dybantsa, the junior star from Prolific Prep (Calif.), who is ranked as the top prospect on the 2025 trail, in October.

However, the 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward’s offer sheet has significantly grown to include about two dozen suitors, as one might anticipate given his ranking and five-star rating. For months, UConn, Kentucky, and Kansas have been considered contenders with the Tar Heels.

And on Monday night, Jon Scheyer, the head coach of Duke basketball, and his staff made an official entry into the competition by making an offer to Dybantsa. They had just secured a top-rated 2024 class that included Cooper Flagg, the incoming freshman forward for the Blue Devils, who was ranked first in high school.

Since the 247Sports Crystal Ball in the well-known sweepstakes is still empty, it is impossible to predict which program will have the advantage for the 17-year-old.

Maybe there is still a lot of competition. After all, Dybantsa has stated that he hopes to visit at least a couple more colleges in the autumn after making only two visits to Southern Cal and Auburn as a junior.

In light of that, it’s important to know that he recently indicated that he could visit UNC basketball.

With an offer from the fierce rival Blue Devils, AJ Dybantsa is now the sixth five-star talent on the Tar Heels’ nine-deep 2025 wishlist. Neither Duke nor UNC has won a 2025 prize yet.

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