Projecting the Duke 2024-25 Depth Chart Following Latest Transfer News

The Blue Devils will almost have a completely new roster heading into next season.
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2. Forward/Wing

  1. Cooper Flagg
  2. Mason Gillis
  3. Maliq Brown
  4. Isaiah Evans
  5. Darren Harris
  6. Kon Knueppel

This is where things get interesting for Duke as they have an abundance of talent at the forward and wing spot.

Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 high school recruit, is the headliner of the group, as he could be the top pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Flagg is a three-level scorer, who can be a playmaker on both ends of the floor, making Duke one of the more dangerous and fun teams to watch next season.

Along with Flagg, the Blue Devils picked up a couple of veterans in the transfer portal – Mason Gillis (Purdue) and Maliq Brown (Syracuse). 

The 6-foot-6 Gillis will help Duke from three-point range as he’s a career 40.7 percent shooter. This past season with the Boilermakers, Gillis shot a career-best 46.8 percent from beyond the arc on 3.2 attempts per game.

Meanwhile, Brown will give the Blue Devils a defensive presence on the wing next season. The former Syracuse forward averaged 9.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game this past season for the Orange. Brown had a 100 DRtg (defensive rating) and was named to the ACC’s All-Defense team.

Finally, Harris, Evans, and Knueppel are part of Duke’s incoming freshman class and should play a role quickly with so many players from last year’s squad hitting the portal this offseason.