Duke basketball recruiting: 5-star wing Kon Knueppel commits to Blue Devils over Alabama, Virginia


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Duke added a key piece to its 2024 recruiting class Thursday when five-star prospect Kon Knueppel introduced his dedication to the Blue Devils over Alabama and Virginia, amongst others. Knueppel thought-about the No. 16 general prospect, No. 7 small ahead and high prospect from Wisconsin within the Class of 2024 by 247Sports.

The 6-foot-5 wing is Duke’s third dedication of the cycle and catapults the Blue Devils’ class from No. 10 to No. 2 within the 247Sports Staff Rankings. Knueppel’s taking pictures is his high trait, however the Milwaukee native can be lauded for his physicality and the flexibility to complete by contact. 

“Total, Knueppel is among the higher offensive gamers within the class,” 247Sports director of scouting Adam Finkelstein wrote in a Could analysis. “He is expert, good, environment friendly, productive, and in a position to create match-ups issues all around the flooring. Lengthy-term, his upside will likely be tied to his means to carry his personal on the defensive finish of the ground as the sport will get faster and extra athletic.”

He shined on the EYBL circuit with a particularly-impressive Could displaying in Memphis, the place he averaged 28.2 factors and hit 48 p.c of his 3-pointers in 5 video games. Knueppel averaged 19.7 factors, 9.2 rebounds and three.8 assists for Wisconsin Lutheran as a junior, serving to the college attain the state quarterfinals.

Knueppel joins five-star wing Isaiah Evans and four-star wing Darren Harris in Duke’s class. Second-year Duke coach Jon Scheyer stays in pursuit of No. 1 general prospect Cooper Flagg.



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