This edition of the ACC Basketball recruiting booklet will review the additions of players from Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia and Virginia Tech. As well as the impact of transfers on Wake Forest and Virginia Tech among others.
Just a day after transferring Duke Blue Devils graduate Patrick Tape, coach Mike Krzyzewski added rookie Cason Pierce as a preferred participant for the 2020-21 campaign, according to BlueDevilCountry. Pierce becomes the seventh member of the Blue Devils’ 2020 recruiting class, highly praised by consensus top 15 Jalen Johnson. Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, Jaemyn Brakefield and Henry Coleman – all are the top 60 consensus players in the class.
Pierce is a 6-7 striker who played at Greensboro Day School, where he was team captain, triple state champion, student body president, and member of the National Honor Society. He has a range of post movements and has the ability to get beyond the 3-point line. Pierce can also attack the ground when his man approaches to remove the perimeter shot. In addition, the Greensboro native manages the ground well and is decent on the defense.
The addition of Pierce means the Blue Devils now have 16 players on the roster for the coming season. Pierce joins Michael Savarino, who is the grandson of Krzyzewski, and Keenan Worthington in the first stage. It looks like Mike Buckmire will not be a fellow for his senior season. If that’s true, Duke will have another purse to distribute in 2020, but that number could increase if Vernon Carey, Cassius Stanley and Matthew Hurt depart / depart for the NBA Draft.