Tweet 2015 big man prospect Karl Towns is expected to be at Duke today for a visit after seeing UNC and NC State where he picked up a scholarship offer, wise move by State considering the elite schools after Towns. There was a bit of a huff over Towns being on the Dominican Olympic team over Charlie Villanueva, a team coached by John Calipari. Some saw it as a means to an end, that end being to get a leg up on Towns’ recruitment. The controversy came in the form of a back and forth in the media between Villanueva (an [ Read More ]
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Tweet Information in the world of recruiting can be a slow grind and other times it can come fast and furious with pieces falling into place like dominoes. Duke continues to utilize its wide net approach to recruiting by offering a slew of talent that it sees as a good fit in the program. Here is a list of some of those targets and a couple of short blurbs about each, hope its helpful. 2013 offered: PF Austin Nichols 6’8 / 200 lbs TN PF Marcus Lee 6’9 / 200 lbs CA PF Julius Randle 6’9 / 225 lbs TX [ Read More ]
Tweet Rising sophomore Rodney Hood will be visiting the Duke campus this week (June 14-15) and if you believe the rumor mill he is a shoe in to become a Devil. Hopefully we’ve all learned from the past to not count those chickens until they are on your fork. As with any recruit or transfer information leaking most likely is not coming from the one place you can believe, and while I would love to see Rodney in Duke blue we will have to wait and see. The 6-8 forward has visited Ohio State, Memphis and Baylor and with Duke [ Read More ]
Tweet This past week Duke has shaken off the residue of recruiting loses and offered a couple of 2013 PF prospects. The latest Marcus Lee is a 6’9 long and lanky player out of Antioch, California the coaching staff recently watched young Lee at the Nike EYBL. According to Clint Jackson, “Coach K loves Marcus Lee’s defense and thinks he’s versatile enough to guard 3s and 4s. The Duke coach thinks he can make immediate impact.” Lee has a serious motor and passion for the game and defense, he’s a cleaner, and can take shots from opponents and that would [ Read More ]
Tweet Courted by Duke in high school before signing to play for his father at Central Michigan, Trey Zeigler is taking a visit to Duke this weekend and may have the Devils on his short list of schools after the firing of Ernie Zeigler. The 6’5 guard averaged 15.8 points per game and nearly 7 rebounds and has been granted a release to pursue other schools
Tweet Coach K still has Duke in the mix for Amile Jefferson and depending on who you ask Duke could be in the lead, or it could be NC State, Kentucky…who’s to say. It does sound per this clip by Five-Star Basketball that he is looking to end his recruitment soon. It also sounds like he is at very least intrigued by Coach K’s quest for a versatile player in the mold of Battier and Deng.