Duke Basketball Recruiting: Five-Star Big ‘Thousand Percent Committed’

Duke Basketball Recruiting: Five-Star Big ‘Thousand Percent Committed’

 

Khaman Maluach is fully on board with the Duke basketball program, no doubt about it.

 

 

One week ago, news broke of NBA Academy Africa center Khaman Maluach committing to Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer and his staff. Somewhat peculiarly, though, the 7-foot-1, 250-pound five-star from South Sudan didn’t advertise the decision himself on social media at the time, not even via a repost.

 

 

But Maluach, No. 6 overall on the 247Sports 2024 Composite, confirmed his pledge on Wednesday morning by posting four pictures from his February official visit, captioning them with “1000% committed” and the grinning-devil emoji.

 

Checking out the photo in the bottom right, one could say nobody has ever made the Duke Chapel look so small by comparison:

 

Sure, there’s some work in store for Scheyer & Co. in helping Maluach prepare for the college game. After all, the 17-year-old’s arrival in Durham this summer will mark his first time living in the United States, not to mention the fact he’s hooped competitively for only a handful of years.

 

Nevertheless, he’s a projected one-and-done lottery pick with the potential to be a game-changer for the 2024-25 Blue Devils. That’s due to his 7-foot-5 wingspan, 9.5-inch hands, 9-foot-8 standing reach, impressive mobility, dangerously silky shooting stroke, and seemingly innate instincts around the rim on both ends of the floor.

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