Following an in-home meeting on Friday afternoon with Brandon Ingram, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his assistants will make a return trip down Highway 70 East to sit down with Ingram and his family once again on Tuesday night per Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.
Duke will meet with Brandon Ingram (http://t.co/ZscOSbGBP7) again, per sources. Met with him on Friday. Will be back in again on Tuesday.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 19, 2015
Ingram is currently considering a final list of Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Each program has needs at small forward with Kentucky losing seven players from it’s Final Four team, North Carolina unexpectedly losing J.P. Tokoto, Kansas losing Kelly Oubre, and the national champions losing Justise Winslow.
From the Duke perspective, Ingram would likely walk into Durham as a potential favorite to log big minutes as the Blue Devil roster lacks a pure small forward after Winslow’s departure.
Currently Duke has a trio of shooting guards (junior Matt Jones, sophomore Grayson Allen, and freshman Luke Kennard) to pair with five potential front court players (seniors Amile Jefferson and Marshall Plumlee, sophomore Sean Obi, and freshmen Chase Jeter and Antonio Vrankovic).
At 6-foot-9 with a long wingspan and a much improved perimeter jumper, Ingram would provide an immediate scoring punch according to the Scout.com national team.
“With his size, wide shoulders, lengthy arms, mobility and athleticism, Ingram has always been a guy that had upside. But now he’s starting to put it all together,” said Daniels at the McDonald’s game practice sessions. “Ingram’s jump shot is turning into a major weapon. He hit more than 12 jumpers during scrimmages on Monday, including four three-pointers. The majority of the others were mid-range pull-ups.”
Ingram will announce his college decision on April 27th per Daniels.
The Duke coaches’ visit to Kinston will come less than 24 hours after the Blue Devils fly to Nevada for an in-home with current 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton. The five star point guard is currently considering reclassifying to the class of 2015.