Latest Duke News: Duke Basketball Confirm In Talk To Sign Another Top Experienced Guard…

Duke Basketball is actively pursuing another top guard to bolster its roster, potentially adding to its already impressive lineup.

The Blue Devils are reportedly leading the race to secure the services of Sion James, a former standout guard from Tulane University. However, even if Duke succeeds in landing James, they still have two available scholarships, one of which could potentially be awarded to Stanley Borden, a 7-foot center from Istanbul, Turkey.

Borden, who joined the Duke basketball program in September 2021, remains the lone player from Mike Krzyzewski’s final season as head coach. His presence may have influenced Duke’s interest in Derin Saran, a talented guard from UC Irvine, who also hails from Istanbul.

Saran, standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 190 pounds, spent a year at UC Irvine, where he showcased his skills by averaging 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. His impressive shooting percentages further highlight his potential contribution to any team, shooting 50.2 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc, and 80.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Several schools, including Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Georgia, and Marquette, have expressed interest in Saran, according to reports from NFcomtr, a Turkish basketball-focused page. Saran’s ability to consistently score in double figures, despite limited playing time off the bench, underscores his talent and versatility on the court.

As Duke Basketball continues its pursuit of top talent, the addition of Derin Saran could further strengthen its roster and enhance its prospects for success in the upcoming season.

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