I really like hearing AR will be here to help with the sales pitch. Hearing it from the #1 player in the class before yours really has to make an impact.
Also from the diary link, you have to love all of the Duke attention. Put it this way, while it is nowhere near firm/final, if all I ever saw about the kid was that most recent diary entry, well, I'd obviously expect him to head to Durham in the end.
Also from the diary:
Mike and I talk about Kentucky, too. He’s trying to get me to come there and Austin Rivers is trying to get me to come to Duke. He’s always been recruiting me hard to Duke. Then Quincy Miller is recruiting me to Baylor, too. They’re definitely recruiting me the hardest amongst 2011 guys for sure.
One thing is certain, he won't be hearing anything pro-Kerlina from Quincy Miller either... and anyone can point out that we were also a QM finalist of sorts as well.
Good to get the first Official too. Now, let's put on a good show for him Saturday! (With that name, there HAVE to be some creative cheers coming from the Crazies.)
So???? Any word on how the 'bazz visit went? Didn't see much of him in the TV coverage. Any sightings?
The #1 recruit in the 2012 class visits the UVA game and we do not hear anything from our experts on the board. Does anyone have any info they can share as to how he felt about his trip and the atmosphere inside Cameron? Or do we have to wait for his next diary?
On his twitter he posted:
Duke was really fun went to the game then got to chill with @ NdotSmitty great experience !!!!!
The Terrapin Assassin
Shabazz Muhammad and Bishop Gorman on ESPN 2 right now [well, as soon as StMary's v. Loyola M is over], 10:00 Sat night, 2/5.
Bazz exploded for 22 in the 2nd half to help Bishop Gorman pull off the upset. He had 31 for the game....10-22 from the field, 10-11 from the line
ESPN has brief write-up on Shabazz's play over the weekend:
"Muhammad had his full arsenal on display during his 31-point outing against previously-unbeaten Long Beach Poly. The chiseled left-hander is potent in the open court where he attacks the rim with a vengeance. In the half-court set he is very comfortable utilizing a two-dribble pull up where he gets great elevation. Within 15 feet of the basket, he is virtually unstoppable at this level and his competitive nature is contagious. He has a knack for scoring in tight spaces where he just elevates over the defense and his touch is remarkably smooth. His ballhandling (while being pressured) is still shaky and he needs to continue to extend the range on his shot, but we're nitpicking here."
Shabazz has a new diary and our Duke recruits (Alex and Rasheed) have been recruiting hard!
If Duke does not get Shabazz then I would not mind him going out West. Our chances probably are not great with all the talent coming through the doors. Shabazz is a kid that is going to want to start from day one. Not that he would not at Duke but he would definitely have to earn it in Durham.
The Terrapin Assassin
Word on the street is that Coach K is checking out Shabazz today...