Vrankovic goes with Duke

Duke added their third verbal pledge of their 2015 recruiting class.

Duke has been searching to add another post player to their 2015 class. Late Wednesday night the 2015 national champs picked up that guy in Antonio Vrankovic.

"It's the best of best of both worlds," Vrankovic told Scout. "I can get a great education and compete against the best basketball players in the country. It was a no brainer."

Over the past year Vrankovic has had a wide range of college interest. In December he told Scout that he had offers from Yale, San Francisco and LaSalle. But at that time schools like Duke, Indiana and Georgia were tracking him.

Duke assistant Nate James saw him for the first time at the Kreul Classic and has been tracking Vrankovic, who visited late in the season, ever since.

"I will get coached by the best coaching staff in the country," he told Scout shortly after he made his commitment.

Vrankovic joins a three-man recruiting class that also includes five-star players Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter.

A three-star prospect, Vrankovic has legitimate size at 6-foot-11. He has a big, thick frame and the type of body that will allow him to play physical inside. While he's a below the rim player, Vrankovic possesses good hands and nice touch around the goal.

Vrankovic's father -- Stojko -- played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics for five seasons.


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