Duke landed their first verbal commitment for their 2017 recruiting class on Friday, as 6′-6″ wing Alex O’Connell of Milton (GA) announced his pledge to play hoops for the Blue Devils.
O’Connell was offered a scholarship by Duke on Wednesday. He currently ranks as the No. 67 prospect nationally in the 2017 class.
A good outside shooter with quality athleticism given his skill set, O’Connell is a nice all-around prospect who should find a role at Duke as he improves physically.
O’Connell is likely just the beginning to Duke’s efforts in the 2017 cycle, with top-10 caliber talents Wendell Carter, Gary Trent Jr., and Kevin Knox all still considering the Blue Devils.
ACC rivals Louisville, Syracuse and many others also tendered O’Connell a scholarship offer before he picked Duke.
— Alex O'Conne11 (@Alex_OC11) August 26, 2016
Duke Scholarship Grid
|Point Guards||Frank Jackson (Fr)||Frank Jackson (So)||Frank Jackson (Jr)||Frank Jackson (Sr)|
|Wings||Matt Jones (Sr)||Grayson Allen (Sr)||Luke Kennard (Sr)||Jayson Tatum (Sr)|
|Grayson Allen (Jr)||Luke Kennard (Jr)||Jayson Tatum (Jr)||Jack White (Sr)|
|Luke Kennard (So)||Jayson Tatum (So)||Jack White (Jr)||Alex O'Connell (Jr)|
|Jayson Tatum (Fr)||Jack White (So)||Alex O'Connell (So)|
|Jack White (Fr)||Alex O'Connell (Fr)|
|Posts||Amile Jefferson (Sr)||Sean Obi (Sr)||Chase Jeter (Sr)||Javin DeLaurier (Sr)|
|Sean Obi (Jr)||Chase Jeter (Jr)||Antonio Vrankovic (Sr)||Harry Giles (S)|
|Chase Jeter (So)||Antonio Vrankovic (Jr)||Javin DeLaurier (Jr)||Marques Bolden (Sr)|
|Antonio Vrankovic (So)||Javin DeLaurier (So)||Harry Giles (Jr)|
|Javin DeLaurier (Fr)||Harry Giles (So)||Marques Bolden (Jr)|
|Harry Giles (Fr)||Marques Bolden (So)|
|Marques Bolden (Fr)|