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Duke center Christian Reeves plans to enter NCAA transfer portal

Alex Weberby:Alex Weber04/03/24

Duke center Christian Reeves plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal after two seasons with the Blue Devils, according to On3’s Joe Tipton.

Through those two years at Duke, the 7’1 center appeared in just 16 total games and only three in 2023-24, posting career averages of 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

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Last offseason, following his freshman season, Reeves opted to return but had to undergo surgery on his left ankle so he could be ready for this past season. However, that process just didn’t go the way Reeves hopes, as he played in just three total games before sitting out 13 contests thanks to lingering ankle issues. Eventually, he was just ruled out for the season.

Prior to arriving at Duke, Reeves was a three-star prospect according to the On3 Recruiting Rankings, and was also rated the No. 151 overall player and No. 8 player out of Virginia for his cycle.

Jon Scheyer confident in Duke’s trajectory

In his second season as Duke head coach, Jon Scheyer saw improvement in 2024 after losing in the second round in 2023, but there’s still plenty more progress to be made. After the season-ending loss to NC State, he expressed nothing but pride in his players.

“To be honest with you, I’m not thinking about my job and these two years,” Scheyer said. “I’m thinking about the fact that this group just came back after having a tough ACC Tournament loss and have played their hearts out in three tournament games, and they’re winning at halftime. They’re heartbroken after the game because it didn’t go the way they wanted it to. I’m thinking about these guys.”

Scheyer is pretty satisfied with where the program is and where it’s going, knowing that the Blue Devils have loftier goals than they’ve achieved in his two years.

“Where is our program at? I think our program couldn’t be in a stronger place,” Scheyer added. “We’re just 20 minutes away from going to a Final Four in our second year. I don’t shy away from our expectations or what we want to do, but for me, that’s not the way I’m thinking at all. I’m just hurting for these guys right now.”

Duke basketball may not have the Final Four they hoped for, but regardless, it’s hard to criticize Scheyer after two successful seasons so far.