Five-star SF Brandon Ingram is officially a Blue Devil as an embarrassment of riches continue for Duke Basketball. Landing Ingram comes weeks after winning a National Championship and a week from landing one of the best PG’s in the country in Derryck Thornton.
The 6’9, 195-pound Ingram is rated as the No. 4 player in the class of 2015 by 247Sports. The North Carolina native played at Kinston High School this past season and also had offers from North Carolina, NC State, Kansas, and Kentucky, and UCLA. During his senior year in HS the averaged 24.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3.6 assists.
Ingram’s commitment helps soften the blow from losing freshman sensation Justise Winslow. Winslow decided to leave Duke after his freshman season to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. Most mock drafts have Winslow easily being one of the first five picks.
Ingram is the final piece in a loaded recruiting class that already includes a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in G Luke Kennard and PF/C Chase Jeter, as well as the aforementioned PG Derryck Thornton and 3-star project Antonio Vrankovic.