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Duke basketball freshman Darren Harris has shown remarkable determination to return to practice just two weeks after undergoing surgery.

The Blue Devil rookie is eager to get back on the floor and recover quickly. Missing the first two weeks of summer workouts as a freshman could be a major setback, but Harris is making a swift comeback.

Duke announced that the 4-star freshman, ranked No. 39 in the Class of 2024 by the 247Sports Composite rankings, had surgery on his non-shooting hand after suffering a fracture over the summer. The procedure took place on June 21, just days before the rest of the team began offseason workouts. Harris is expected to make a full recovery.

Although a specific timeline for Harris’ return wasn’t provided, he was seen two weeks later practicing with his teammates, participating in ball-handling drills with his dominant right hand while wearing a brace on his left.

Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia, Harris averaged 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals per game during his senior season, leading Paul VI (Va.) to the GEICO Nationals, where they eventually fell to Montverde Academy (Fla.) in the title game.

Duke posted photos of Harris participating in conditioning drills despite his injury. While there haven’t been any images or videos of him shooting yet, his rapid recovery suggests he may join the rest of the Blue Devil guards on the court soon.

Harris was the first player to commit to Duke’s top-ranked recruiting class, which now includes two of the Top-5 players in the country, Cooper Flagg and Khaman Maluach.

Flagg (USA) and Maluach (South Sudan) are both participating in Olympic basketball training camps. Flagg is a member of the American Select Team, while Maluach will play a key role on the Sudanese roster in Paris.

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