Duke junior guard Jaylen Blakes, known for his defensive prowess, has announced his decision to transfer to another program for his final year of college basketball.

By the Numbers
  • Blakes averaged 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in 31 games during the past season.
  • He played an average of 9.2 minutes per game.
Yes, But

Blakes' offensive contributions were limited, despite his strong defensive skills.

State of Play
  • Blakes is set to graduate this spring and will enter the transfer portal as a graduate transfer.
  • Duke is welcoming six highly touted freshmen, while also anticipating the return of several key players for the upcoming season.
What's Next

Duke basketball fans eagerly await official announcements regarding the plans of several players, with only one scholarship spot left to fill on the 2024-25 roster.

Bottom Line

Jaylen Blakes' departure marks a significant change for the Duke basketball program, as the team prepares for the upcoming season with new recruits and potential returning players.