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Duke men's basketball's Jaemyn Brakefield enters transfer portal

Brakefield's game-winning layup against Virginia Feb. 20 was perhaps the highlight of his season.
Brakefield's game-winning layup against Virginia Feb. 20 was perhaps the highlight of his season.

This offseason is expected to be one rampant with action in the transfer portal, with nearly every team affected.

Duke will be no exception.

Freshman forward Jaemyn Brakefield has entered the transfer portal, according to a release from the team Wednesday evening. The Mississippi native entered this season as the No. 31 recruit in the Class of 2020 and averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds on 12.5 minutes per game.

"The opportunity to be a Blue Devil meant the world to me and I want to thank everyone I met in my time here at Duke," Brakefield said in the release. "The bonds I built will be with me forever. I couldn't have asked for a better group of individuals to be around during these unpredictable times and I thank my coaches, teammates and our fans for accepting me with open arms. With that being said, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal. I look forward to experiencing what God has in store for me ahead."

Perhaps the highlight of Brakefield's season was his 11-point, four-block showing in Duke's 66-65 upset of then-No. 7 Virginia Feb. 20. He hit what ended up being the game-winning layup with two minutes left in the contest.

Brakefield did not score and only played eight total minutes in the Blue Devils' two ACC tournament games.

"We support the decision made by Jaemyn and his family," head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in the release. "He was a terrific representative of our program and we wish him all of the best as he continues his academic and athletic pursuits. Jaemyn has a bright future ahead of him and we will miss him."

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