Duke Basketball Target Makes No Mention of Plans to Visit Blue Devils

After Lincoln Park (Pa.) guard Melek Thomas appeared on the 2025 Duke basketball wish list around this time last year, the 6-foot-4, 175-pound five-star said in an interview that he became a Blue Devils fan . Last summer he included the program in his top 12. And on a few occasions, he has expressed a desire to move to Durham.

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However, in Thomas’ Chat with Rob Cassidy of Rivals On Saturday, the 17-year-old backcourt phenom, who was once viewed as a candidate to reclassify in 2024, did not include Duke on the list of schools he plans to visit in the coming months. Was.

According to Cassidy, Thomas, who has already checked out Pitt, Auburn, Kentucky, Penn State and others, said, “I want to take more official visits.” “I’m taking officers to the Yukon, Arkansas and Indiana.”

Considering that Melek Thomas is the No. 6 overall pick in the 247Sports 2025 Composite, it doesn’t seem like he’s in any rush to wrap up his recruitment, perhaps it’s too early to write the Blue Devils out completely.

None of the eight Duke basketball targets from the class have committed any offense anywhere or publicly ruled John Scheyer and his staff out of contention.

The other seven, all five-star prospects, are Columbus High School (Fla.) guard Cayden Boozer, Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Calif.) guard Brayden Burries, La Lumiere School (Ind.) guard Jalen Harrelson, Highland School (Va.) Are. ) wing Nate Ament, Columbus forward Cameron Boozer, Perry High School (Ariz.) forward Koa Peat, and Holy Innocents Episcopal School (Ga.) forward Caleb Wilson.

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