Tyus being Tyus. Salivate Duke fans, as the next great point guard got next.
Roselle (N.J.) Catholic coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv that Duke special assistant Jon Scheyer had expressed interest in 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe and 2015 forward Chris Silva.
“They’re up at the Garden this week and they might stop in on Tuesday for an open gym,” Boff said. “[Scheyer] was going to try and bring Coach [K]. He said he would let me know today or tomorrow. If they can’t make it on Tuesday they have a window of a six-day break in mid-December.”
From people questioning Dukes recruiting resolve to signing the number 1 class in college basketball for 2014. What does this class mean for Duke? Well it means sustained success and at very least a much greater chance for Coach K’s 5th or possibly 6th title. Coach K and Jeff Capel set their sites on several elite prospects in the class beginning with early commit Grayson Allen. The Florida shooting guard is athletic a 2 guard as Duke has seen in a while, some have made the errant comparisons to J.J. Redick and nothing could be further from the truth. Can Allen shoot the long ball? Yes. Is the three point shot his specialty? By no means. Allen is an elite athlete with an affinity for getting to the rim and finishing. Underestimating his bounce will get you on a poster with the quickness. He will be a slasher for Duke and a fleet-footed defender on the perimeter.
While Allens game is quick, and bouncy Tyus Jones at the point gives Duke a pass first point guard who knows how to distribute and put his teammates in scoring position. Jones also possesses the ability to get by his man and finish, while not a high flier he is very willing to give up his body to get his shot up and in. Jones has worked to make his jumper a weapon and is a threat no matter where he is on the floor. His impact will be felt mores in the passing game for Duke, and with an arsenal around him look for Tyus to have monster assist games for Duke.
In Jahlil Okafor Duke gets what it has lacked for some time [...]
Justise Winslow a consensus top 15 prospect has chosen the Duke Blue Devils over Arizona, Texas A&M, Stanford, Florida & UCLA. The 6’5, 210lb small forward is a high flyer and top level defender and rounds out a terrific class for Duke in 2014. Although not part of the package deal, Duke was hoping to land the 5 star prospect who brings a level of athleticism that Duke isn’t used to at the small forward position and sets the stage for an exciting next few years.
Winslow visited Duke along with good friends Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones and has ties to USA basketball along with the other two Duke signees. Okafor’s father made it known via twitter he hoped Winslow would join Tyus and Jahlil at Duke and urged Duke fans to let it be known that he was the missing piece to an amazing class. Duke now has 4 recruits for the 2014 class – Point Guard Tyus Jones, Shooting Guard Grayson Allen, Small Forward Justise Winslow & Center Jahlil Okafor.