Duke commits to basketball coached by former NBA MVP

A future Duke basketball player was coached by the elite at Peach Jam.

The eyes of the basketball world have shifted from Las Vegas, Nevada to North Augusta, South Carolina as the EYBL Peach Jam kicks off with a slew of future basketball stars from Duke.

Jared McCain, a four-star Blue Devil hired, spoke Monday afternoon with TeamWhyNot, sponsored by former NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook, and was coached by the nine-time All-Star.

Westbrook has come under scrutiny this offseason after a disappointing first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, with his name circulating among trade rumors since the NBA Finals ended.

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McCain accomplished a lot this summer, including winning a gold medal at the FIBA ​​Americas Championship with U18 USA Basketball in June.

The 6-foot-2 guard is ranked as the No. 23 player in the Class of 2023, No. 2 shooting guard and No. 5 player in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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Jared McCain has been shining at Peach Jam so far after his debut with 33 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals Sunday night, followed by 26 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals Monday night.

McCain struggled on the court Tuesday but still finished with 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

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Jared McCain will join five-star forward Mackenzie Mgbacko, five-star guard Caleb Foster and five-star forward Sean Stewart at Duke as the four players create the top-ranked recruiting class in 2023.

Duke’s current four commitments in the Class of 2023 are currently playing Peach Jam.

The Blue Devils are also involved with four-star forward Xavier Booker, four-star center JP Estrella and four-star forward TJ Power.

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