June 25, 2024

Duke basketball has been actively recruiting Brayden Burries since July, and he consistently acknowledges the Blue Devils as strong contenders.

The junior from Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Calif.) possesses a smooth 3-point shot, a strong physique, and natural basketball instincts reminiscent of Jared McCain, a sharpshooter from California who played for Duke in the 2023-24 season.

While Burries hasn’t completely dismissed the possibility of reclassifying from the class of 2025 to 2024 and joining the college basketball scene earlier than expected.

Burries, standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 200 pounds, recently indicated to 247Sports’ Eric Bossi that he’s unlikely to accelerate his graduation. In fact, he may postpone his decision until next spring, allowing more time to evaluate his options in the competitive recruitment process.

“I don’t think I will [reclassify],” Burries shared with Bossi. “I’m not in a rush.”

Despite receiving a Duke basketball offer last summer, the five-star prospect has seen a significant rise in his rankings, climbing 17 spots to No. 13 overall on the 247Sports 2025 Composite since his visit to the Blue Devils’ campus back in September.

Reflecting on his trip to Durham, Burries remarked to Bossi, “It was a great atmosphere. I would just say that it was great vibes over there.”

To date, Burries has only visited Duke on the East Coast. His recruitment travels have also included visits to Arizona, UCLA, and Southern Cal. However, he intends to explore more campuses in the near future. Despite having received offers from around two dozen programs, Burries has not ruled out any schools publicly.

Burries is among the eight five-star prospects on Duke basketball’s wish list for the 2025 recruiting class. Despite this, Jon Scheyer and his coaching staff have not secured a commitment from any of them yet.

Duke basketball recruiting target Brayden Burries

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