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Duke adds another 5-star basketball recruit

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    Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter shoots against Canyon Springs during the Division I championship game in the NIAA basketball state tournament at Lawlor Events Center, in Reno, Nev., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
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Duke’s 2015 recruiting class just doubled in size.

Monday night, five-star power forward Chase Jeter committed to the Blue Devils during an ESPNU broadcast. Jeter also considered Arizona, UCLA and Nevada-Las Vegas.

Jeter is a top-20 prospect by all the major recruiting services – ESPN has him ranked No. 13, and Scout has him at No. 9.

Scout has Duke’s other 2015 five-star commit, shooting guard Luke Kennard, ranked No. 19.

In a class full of talented big men, Jeter certainly is among the best – and still is growing. ESPN and Scout have him listed at 6-foot-10, but his USA Basketball bio lists him at 7-foot.

Jeter was on the under-18 USA Basketball team that won the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal during June. He averaged 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 14 minutes per game on a team that included incoming Duke freshmen Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones, as well as Kennard.

“He has a nice frame,” Scout recruiting analyst Evan Daniels said last week of Jeter. “He’s really developed on the offensive end, and he’s developed one of the best jump hooks in high school basketball.

“He has really good touch around the basket, he contests shots. He can face up and make mid-range jump shots. He’s also a pretty good passer out of the post. I think there’s a lot to like about Chase Jeter. He has a lot of upside.”

Jeter, who hails from Las Vegas, is the first Blue Devils’ recruit from the Pacific time zone since Olek Czyz came from Reno, Nev., in 2008.

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