6′-10″ power forward Chase Jeter of Bishop Gorman (NV) announced for the Duke Blue Devils over Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and UNLV, on ESPNU on Monday. Jeter made his announcement at the adidas Nations event in Long Beach, California.
Jeter, a top-10 prospect, joins top-25 wing Luke Kennard as two early pledges to Duke in their 2015 recruiting class. Jeter is a smooth and skilled big man, while Kennard’s best trait is his ability to connect on long range shots. Kennard and Jeter already played together on USA Basketball U18 team in June, and their squad captured the Gold medal in the FIBA Americas tournament.
As a junior at Bishop Gorman, Jeter was a first-team all-state pick in Nevada, averaging 14.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game.
This spring and summer, Jeter raced up the charts with his strong performances and is now considered a top 10 prospect nationally. In playing for Dream Vision on the adidas Uprising circuit, Jeter averaged 20.4 points per game (60% from the field) and snagged 11.7 rebounds. He’s smooth and skilled on the interior, but will need to add strength going forward.
Jeter was widely expected to pick Duke. It was no secret that Coach K and his staff made Jeter a huge priority, and were consistently front and center during his live period events.
With Jeter and Kennard, Duke very much has a shot to land a top-10 caliber class, conservatively. The Blue Devils had the best 2014 recruiting class, nationally.