The Duke Blue Devils have landed the commitment of 2022 Top 35 recruit and Top Ten center Kyle Filipowski. He will be the first recruit under the tenure of Head Coach in waiting Jon Scheyer. Filipowski committed to the Blue Devils over the Ohio State Buckeyes, Syracuse Orange, and Indiana Hoosiers. He will come into a program that just had its Hall of Fame Coach retire thus beginning a new era of Duke basketball. This is the first commitment for the Blue Devils in the 2022 recruiting class.
He is the Blue Devils’ first commit under coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer. pic.twitter.com/9ZrOVS4v0E
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Kyle Filipowski is listed at 6’11” and 230 pounds with more time to fill out some more. He is already more than tall enough to fit into the Duke rotation as a center. There are several other recruits that Head Coach Jon Scheyer and the Blue Devils are looking at in 2022. It should continue to be a loaded Duke recruiting class with five-stars and four-stars in the mix. The Wilbraham and Monson Academy prospect could be a starter from day one, but it is still too early to tell. There are multiple factors that play into the Duke roster that will determine that.
The current players on the roster may or may not move on to the next level and there are other recruits considering Duke. Filipowski should be in the rotation immediately and provide an instant impact for the new Head Coach and his program. While he isn’t projected to head to the NBA after his freshman year it will largely depend on his production after that first year. It is likely he becomes a multi-year prospect for Duke.