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Can Duke And Kentucky Keep It Going?

Jon Scheyer’s early and stunning recruit success, along with Kentucky’s John Calipari’s recruiting resurgence, has reignited the long-running Duke-Kentucky recruiting rivalry. poses three questions about this:

  1. With NIL rights now a major factor, how will that affect recruting for both juggernauts?
  2. Will Jon Scheyer, just 34, be able to mold groups based on one-and-done freshmen into dominant teams?
  3. With Penny Hardaway signing both Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren, is Memphis about to join the party at the top?

Well let’s look at these things.

First, Duke is a tremendous national brand and Kentucky is Kentucky.