The offer came Monday during an in-school visit at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada between Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, associate head coach Jeff Capel, and assistant coach Jon Scheyer, and Thornton.
Leaf and Battle will attend Duke’s Countdown to Craziness events on official visits later this month with Leaf expected to make a college decision before April.
That list is now at six, with some changes.
Duke’s recent interest and offer could further impact that list. The elder Thornton offered his thoughts on the program:
"It's a great school, you can get a great education there, there's a terrific basketball heritage and the culture of Duke basketball has been at a very high level ever since Coach K got there. When Duke likes you, you know you're playing the right way and playing well."