Duke basketball has experienced a significant departure, with its third 5-star recruit opting to leave the program this off-season. Kyle Filipowski announced his decision to enter the 2024 NBA Draft, closely following freshman Jared McCain's choice to pursue a professional career after just one season at Duke. Additionally, Mark Mitchell and Christian Reeves, who entered Duke in the same recruiting class as Filipowski, have also entered the transfer portal. Filipowski's decision was largely anticipated, as he had previously announced his return to the Blue Devils after his sophomore season. Despite playing out of position during the season due to roster limitations, Filipowski's performance notably improved, leading to projections of his success as a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

By the Numbers
  • Filipowski averaged 16.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game
  • His shooting percentage was 50.5%
State of Play
  • Kyle Filipowski's improved performance and projected lottery pick status indicate a significant loss for Duke basketball
  • Duke is still awaiting decisions from several players on its current roster
What's Next

Future decisions from players on the current roster, particularly Jeremy Roach, will impact the team's dynamics

Bottom Line

The departure of Kyle Filipowski underscores the shifting landscape of Duke basketball, raising questions about the team's future prospects and roster development.