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2023 top-10 prospect Mackenzie Mgbako begins Indiana basketball visit



McDonald's All American East forward Mackenzie Mgbako (24) is currently on a visit to the Indiana basketball program. (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports)

2023 top-10 prospect Mackenzie Mgbako has begun his Indiana basketball official visit. He arrived on Friday night around 11 pm and begins his full day on Saturday.

Mgbako started his visits to St. John’s then visited Kansas earlier this week. He is scheduled to visit Louisville after Indiana.

Mgbako was committed to Duke before re-opening his recruitment last month. The 6-foot-8 forward had originally picked Duke over programs like North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State, Memphis, UConn, St. John’s and more.

Mgbako is from powerhouse high school Roselle Catholic (NJ). He is ranked No. 8 in the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also the No. 2 overall power forward in the class.

At his size and overall skill, Mgbako is a terrific prospect. He is a shooting forward who has made 76 3s in the past two seasons at the high school level. He aveeraged 16.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game as a senior.

As a junior, he averaged 19.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game at Gill St Bernards (NJ).

On the Nike EYBL circuit, Mgbako averaged 16.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 12 games for NJ Scholars.

“Mackenzie is a big-time addition to the Brotherhood,” Duke coach Jon Scheyer said of Mgbako when he signed. “He’s shown he’s one of the best players in the country with his size and ability to score at every level – shooting the three, creating off the bounce and in the post. I could tell early that he had a special feel for the game, an ability to score and rebound and make his teammates better. We felt from the first time we met him and his family that they belonged at Duke, and we’re excited to get started.”

Mgbako was a McDonalds All-American this season.

Mike Woodson has landed commitments from Oregon center Kel’el Ware, Ball State forward Payton Sparks and Miami (Fla.) forward Anthony Walker through the transfer portal.

The current 2023 Indiana basketball recruiting class consists of four-star guards Gabe Cupps and Jakai Newton.

The Indiana basketball program has two scholarships open for the 2023-24 season.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.