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Ample offers on table for deepest Duke basketball class yet

Two in the bag. Six more with invites to join them. The Duke basketball coaches are now in prime position to grow the most expansive crop of talent in program history.

Unless several offers soon fall through, handing out more at this point would only add hurdles to the pursuit of a complete 2020 class. After all, though the typical star-studded recruit welcomes playing alongside others among the top 50 on the 247Sports Composite, he avoids programs overflowing with future first-rounders at his position.

That being said, possibly as few as four scholarship players will return to Durham after next season (three seniors graduate and up to five underclassmen may hold a lucrative option to bolt for the NBA); so at this point, seven seems to be the lucky number of signees in order to sufficiently reload for the season after next.