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Australian wing Jack White commits to Duke

Duke received its fifth commitment for the recruiting class of 2016 when Australian forward Jack White committed to the Blue Devils Thursday night. White is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound wing who averaged 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds for Australia at the U19 world championships last summer.

White joins five-star prospects Harry Giles (power forward), Jayson Tatum (wing) and Frank Jackson (point guard). Four-star power forward Javin DeLaurier is coming next year as well.

Duke will have to do some scholarship management before next season.

Working under the assumption that Brandon Ingram enters the NBA Draft – and that is the expectation – Duke is set to have 14 scholarship players next year: The five freshmen, one redshirt freshman (Justin Robinson, a preferred walk-on, who was given a scholarship for this year), four sophomores (Luke Kennard, Derryck Thornton, Chase Jeter, Antonio Vrankovic), one junior (Grayson Allen), one redshirt junior (Sean Obi) one senior (Matt Jones) and, most likely, one redshirt senior (Amile Jefferson). The NCAA limit is 13.

Obviously, Allen could leave early. Robinson, the son of NBA legend David Robinson, could go back to being a non-scholarship walk-on. And, of course, one or more players could opt to transfer.

The Blue Devils are also still pursing five-star center Marques Bolden for the incoming class.

Laura Keeley: 919-829-4556, @laurakeeley

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