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  • Duke loads up for another title push by adding Brandon Ingram

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger15 hrs ago

    For a team that must replace 71.4 percent of its points, 58.6 percent of its rebounds and 76.7 percent of its assists, reigning national champion Duke will enter next season in remarkably good shape.

    The Blue Devils have assembled a formidable recruiting class capable of filling many of the holes created by the departures of freshman stars Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. 

    The latest addition came Monday when 6-foot-8 wing Brandon Ingram chose Duke over in-state rivals North Carolina and North Carolina State and national powers Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA. Ingram, Rivals.com's No. 4 prospect in the class of 2015, is the fourth Top 25 prospect the Blue Devils have landed as part of this year's recruiting haul.

    Derryck Thornton solved Duke's point guard issues and became the heir apparent to Jones when he chose the Blue Devils last week and agreed to reclassify from the high school junior class to the senior class. Previously, Duke had signed elite big man Chase Jeter and sweet-shooting wing Luke Kennard. 

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