ACC News and Notes: DJ Burns Back at NC State, Isaiah Evans Commits to Duke, Former Miami Player Picks Louisville
PITTSBURGH – ACC News and Notes surrounded DJ Burns returning to NC State, Isaiah Evans committing to Duke, and a former Miami player staying in the ACC with Louisville.
DJ Burns to Return to NC State
CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein reported earlier this week that NC State big man DJ Burns is returning to the Wolfpack. He played three seasons at Winthrop before transferring to NC State for his senior year, now coming back for an extra year of eligibility. Burns averaged 12.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 56% from the floor. NC State clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament but fell in the first round to Creighton.
DJ Burns, a Raleigh legend. pic.twitter.com/rxCh5ijqm3
— Jordan Crammer (@JordanCrammer) February 19, 2023
Top Recruit Isaiah Evans Commits to Duke
The Duke Blue Devils landed a significant player in the 2024 high school recruiting class. Five-star prospect Isaiah Evans has committed to Duke, according to On3’s Joe Tipton. Evans is the second major player to commit to Duke for the upcoming season under head coach Jon Scheyer. Evans, 6-foot-6, hails from North Carolina and also received offers from Alabama, Texas, Kansas, and others.
Five star forward Isaiah Evans commits to Duke! 😈😈
Second pickup for Jon Scheyer in the 2024 class to go along with four star wing Darren Harris.
Long wing with a game and body reminiscent of former Blue Devil Brandon Ingram.pic.twitter.com/45oWyGm945
— The Brotherhood (@BrotherhoodCBB) April 28, 2023
Miami Forward Sanilo Jovanovich Commits to Louisville
Former Miami forward Danilo Jovanovich has committed to Louisville, according to Verbal Commits. A 6-foot-8 freshman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Janovich was a four-star prospect out of Whitnall High School. He logged two minutes all year, playing against St. Francis Brooklyn on Nov. 23. 247Sports considered him the third-best prospect in the state entering college. Louisville looks to bounce back from its worst season in program history (4-28) next season.
New #LouisvilleBasketball Forward #DaniloJovanovich
Jovanovich, 6’8, 219lb forward was a three-star prospect out of Milwaukee. The redshirt freshman only played in one game with Miami last season.
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