Duke’s John Scheyer agrees to 6-year contract extension

Duke's John Scheyer agrees to 6-year contract extension

The Duke Blue Devils and coach John Scheier have reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension, a school source briefed on the negotiations has confirmed. ESPN was the first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know:

The deal will keep Scheer at Duke through the 2028-2029 season. Scheier is entering his second season as Duke’s head coach. He replaces coach Mike Krzyzewski, who retired following the 2021-22 season. In 2022-23, the Blue Devils went 27-9. Duke won the ACC Tournament before losing in its second NCAA Tournament appearance.

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Scheier, 36, is the 20th head coach of the Blue Devils in program history. He has served as an assistant at Duke since 2014 and was named associate head coach in 2018. He played for the varsity from 2006 to 2010, and his 2,077 points rank 10th in program history.

That extension comes when Duke is ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll for the 2023-24 season. Neither Kyle Filipowski nor Tyrese Proctor have declared for the draft, though they could be first-round picks in 2023. Filipowski was one of the most productive freshmen in college basketball last season and will be a 7-foot All-American. .

The Blue Devils brought in another loaded recruiting class with four five-star players.

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