ACC Basketball
Class of 2024 Commitments/Signees

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network
(Updated March 6, 2024)

At least four Atlantic Coast Conference basketball programs will be represented in next month’s McDonald’s All-American Game, and six ACC teams have secured highly ranked recruiting classes, led by Duke, North Carolina and Miami.

The 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game rosters include the nation’s top-ranked senior, Duke signee Cooper Flagg, along with fellow future ACC players Jalil Bethea (Miami), Isaiah Evans (Duke), Donavan Freeman (Syracuse), Ian Jackson (UNC) and Drake Powell (UNC).

This year’s McDonald’s Game will be played in Houston on April 2 at the Toyota Center.

Most recently, Duke added another commitment from a top-10 senior, Khaman Maluach, a 7-foot-2 center now playing at the NBA Academy Africa, which is located in Senegal. Maluach, South Sudan native, is 17 years old and has been playing competitive basketball for only five years.

Maluach picked Duke after also taking official visits to Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. He also had offers from G League Ignite and the Australian NBL’s Next Stars program.

“Duke is home; that’s where I belong,” Maluach told Jonathan Givony of ESPN. “This was the hardest decision I’ve ever made. I felt like I could succeed anywhere, but I was most comfortable going to Duke. All the schools that were recruiting me are big-time programs, but in terms of my development and the relationships I built with the coaches, they were the best.”

According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, the groups signed by the Blue Devils (#1), Tar Heels (#7) and Hurricanes (#12) all rank among the top dozen nationally, while those secured by Georgia Tech (#21), Clemson (#22) and Notre Dame (#26) also rank in the national top 30.

During the current 2023-24 season, ACC rosters include 10 former McDonald’s All-Americans: UNC center Armando Bacot, UNC guard RJ Davis, UNC forward Harrison Ingram (a 2023 transfer from Stanford), Duke guard Jared McCain, Duke forward Mark Mitchell, NC State guard MJ Rice (a 2023 transfer from Kansas), Duke guard Jeremy Roach, Wake Forest guard Hunter Sallis (a 2023 transfer from Gonzaga), Syracuse guard JJ Starling (a 2023 transfer from Notre Dame) and Duke forward Sean Stewart.

The list of Class of 2024 signees and commitments below includes those for the 15 current ACC schools as well as California, Southern Methodist and Stanford because these players — currently high school seniors — plan to begin their college careers during the 2024-25 season, when the ACC will become an 18-team league.

High school seniors who missed the early signing period last November can commit to a college at any time, but they can’t sign their binding national letter of intent until the Spring 2024 signing period (April 17-May 15.).

Most of these recruiting classes also will be supplemented this spring and summer by major college transfers. Under current NCAA rules, college players can enter their names in the transfer portal (indicating their intention to transfer and allowing other schools to contact them) during a 45-day window that begins the day after the NCAA Tournament’s “Selection Sunday.”

ACC Basketball
Class of 2024 Commitments/Signees

Boston College (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 200 — PG Luka Toews (6-1/165), Boston (Mass.) Newman
Top 300 — WG/PG Nick Petronio (6-3/175), Milton (Mass.) Academy

California (At Least Five More Scholarships Available)

Top 250 — WG Jeremiah Wilkinson (6-1/175), Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern

Clemson (At Least Three More Scholarships Available)

Top 100 — BF/WF Dallas Thomas (6-9/180), Little Rock (Ark.) Parkview
Top 150 — PG Del Jones (6-2/180), Northridge (Calif.) Southern California
Top 200 — WG/PG Ace Buckner (6-2/175), La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere

Duke (No More Scholarships Currently Available)

No. 1 — BF/WF Cooper Flagg (6-9/195), Montverde (Fla.) Academy
Top 10 — C Khaman Maluach (7-1/250), NBA Academy Africa
Top 25 — WG/WF Isaiah Evans (6-6/170), Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg
Top 25 — WF Kon Knueppel (6-5/205), Milwaukee (Wis.) Wisconsin Lutheran
Top 25 — C Patrick Ngongba II (6-11/235), Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI Catholic
Top 75 — WG/WF Darren Harris (6-6/195) Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI Catholic

Florida State (At Least Two More Scholarships Available)

Top 150 — WF AJ Swinton (6-6/215), Arlington (Va.) Bishop O’Connell

Georgia Tech (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 75 — WG/PG Jaeden Mustaf (6-6/205), Atlanta (Ga.) Overtime Elite
Top 100 — WF Darrion Sutton^ (6-8/175), Atlanta (Ga.) Overtime Elite
Top 250 — C Cole Kirouac (6-11/190), Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster

Louisville (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 250 — PG TJ Robinson^ (6-4/165), Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate Conception

Miami (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 10 — WG Jalil Bethea (6-4/170), Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood
Top 50 — WG Austin Swartz (6-4/180), Concord (N.C.) Cannon
Top 150 — WF Isaiah Johnson-Arigu (6-7/200) Minneapolis (Minn.) Totino-Grace

North Carolina (At Least Four More Scholarships Available)

Top 10 — WG Ian Jackson (6-5/185), Bronx (N.Y.) Our Saviour Lutheran
Top 25 — WF Drake Powell (6-6/195), Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood
Top 75 — C James Brown (6-9/210), Branson (Mo.) Link

NC State (At Least Two More Scholarships Available)

Top 75 — WG Paul McNeil (6-6/185), Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond
Top 150 — WG Trey Parker (6-2/170), Atlanta (Ga.) Overtime Elite

Notre Dame (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 75 — WG Sir Mohammed (6-6/205), Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park
Top 200 — WG Cole Certa (6-5/165), Bradenton (Fla.) IMG
Top 200 — BF Garrett Sundra (6-11/215), Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI Catholic

Pittsburgh (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 150 — WG/PG Brandin Cummings (6-3/170), Midland (Pa.) Lincoln Park
Top 250 — C Amdy Ndiaye (6-10/215), Putnam (Conn.) Science

Southern Methodist (At Least Two More Scholarships Available)

Top 150 — BF Mitchell Holmes (6-10/215), Brandon (Mo.) Link
Top 250 — WF Chance Puryear (6-7/190), Dallas (Texas) Carter

Stanford (At Least Four More Scholarships Available)

Top 150 — PG Elijah Crawford (6-2/175), Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster

Syracuse (No More Scholarships Currently Available)

Top 50 — BF Donnie Freeman (6-9/190), Bradenton (Fla.) IMG
Top 100 — WG Elijah Moore (6-4/170), Bronx (N.Y.) Our Saviour Lutheran

Virginia (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 100 — BF Jacob Cofie (6-10/230), Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic
Top 250 — WG Ishan Sharma (6-5/185), Fort Erie (Ont.) International

Virginia Tech (At Least Four More Scholarships Available)

Top 75 — C Ryan Jones (6-8/225), Gainesville (Fla.) The Rock
Top 250 — WF Tyler Johnson (6-5/190), Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge

Wake Forest (At Least One More Scholarship Available)

Top 100 — WG/PG Juke Harris (6-6/185), Salisbury (N.C.) High

^—commitment only (not yet announced by ACC school as official signee)

NOTE: The Spring 2024 signing period is April 17-May 15.