Though the Duke coaching staff traditionally pursues just a small number of prospects per class, the current crop of rising seniors boasts nine players with confirmed Blue Devil offers. Each of those nine players can be found in today's updated class of 2013 rankings released by FoxSportsNEXT.
The top two targets on the Blue Devil recruiting board are Chicago's Jabari Parker and Dallas' Julius Randle. Parker has long been considered the nation's top overall player in his class, and retained that ranking in this latest update. Meanwhile, Randle dropped from third overall to fourth.
Parker is expected to release a final list of five schools around the Labor Day holiday, while Randle would surprise nobody by extending his recruitment into the Spring signing period.
Several offerees saw their rankings improve with strong performances throughout the summer evaluation sessions. Most notable was the continued rise of Tennessee standout Robert Hubbs, who has vaulted from the mid-80s all the way to No. 19 in the class. Similarly, newly minted five star small forward Semi Ojeleye checks in at No. 22 (up from 30th).
Hubbs and Ojeleye are expected to make Fall decisions.
Post prospects Austin Nichols and Marcus Lee both continued their rise in the rankings with Nichols checking in at 47th (from 58th) and Lee jumping from 41st to 37th. Both are considered four star prospects.
An injury kept No. 48 Ishmail Wainwright from competing for most of the summer, while Allerick Freeman moved to 57th in the class. Freeman recently listed Duke as one of his five finalists.
The lone commit from the class of 2013, Texas scoring guard Matt Jones, fell from 25th to 27th in the class, but maintained his five star classification.
Four star big man Damian Jones out of Baton Rouge (La.) is currently lacking a Duke offer, but has fielded recent interest from the coaching staff and rounded out the rankings in the No. 100 position.