The Blue Devil coaching staff will have its eyes locked on Team USA over the next two weeks

Although the Duke basketball program has not yet signed a player in the Class of 2025 or 2026, a few potential Blue Devils may be on show at the FIBA U17 World Cup the following week.

The brilliant young players that will represent Team USA in Istanbul have been revealed, with AJ Dybantsa and Cameron Boozer leading the way.

Prior to Cooper Flagg, a current freshman at Duke, reclassifying to the 2024 recruiting class, Boozer was ranked as the No. 2 talent in the Class of 2025. Boozer’s run at the top didn’t last long, though, as Dybantsa—who had been ranked first in 2026—moved up and occupied the position right away.

The two players will be participating in a major event as a team for the first time.

Cameron’s twin brother Cayden Boozer was also added to the roster. The other two 2025 players that made the roster and have offers from Duke are Jalen Haralson and Koa Peat.

Although none of the prospects in the Class of 2026 have received offers from the Blue Devils, Caleb Holt, Brandon McCoy Jr., and Jordan Smith Jr. have all attracted interest from Duke in the past week and made the team.

McCoy Jr. is regarded as the best player in the junior class, while Smith Jr., a five-star shooting guard, excels at Paul VI (Virginia), which has been a big source of players for Duke, including Trevor Keels, Jeremy Roach, and current freshman Patrick Ngongba II and Darren Harris.

Tyran Stokes, Jaden Toombs, JJ Mandaquit, and Chris Cenac Jr. were all included on the roster.

Before the knockout stages start in early July, Team USA will play China, Guinea, and France starting on June 29.

Since the competition began in 2010, the Americans have won every gold medal in the FIBA U17 Men’s World Cup and have a 44-0 record without a loss.


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