Obviously it's a long way off and things can change a lot, but Julius Randle, who everyone has in their top 5 in the class of 2013, including many rating him the #1 overall player, says he will probably attend Duke's Midnight Madness. That can't be bad.
Per Zagoria: **2013 star Julius Randle said in his blog he will “probably visit Duke for Midnight Madness.”
Link you ask, here you go: http://www.zagsblog.com/2011/07/26/s...iting-roundup/
Coach K and staff are on a roll. They offered 2013 combo guard Bronson Koenig today.
kinda interesting that we offered Bronson Koenig, a pg in the 2013 class, and not Nate Britt. Especially considering all the DC connections that Duke staff has developed through the years. Although Coach K watched Koenig recently and must have been impressing. Nate Britt is listed higher on most sites. Anyone know if we are actively recruiting/ interest in Britt at all?
UNC is on Koenig and Britt. Duke has greart connections through Nolan, Kyrie and DCA, but Britt liked the powder blue growing up.
We never really know - we can't know - the nuances. The coaches share what they find useful to share, and there are tight restrictions on what they can say on the record. Various sites speculate rampantly. We all read way more into any one tweet than anyone ever meant to imply. It's never transparent.
About all we can take from the process is that the coaches are trying their best with a bunch of kids. And kids are, well, kids.
Parker played well but wasn't in a situation where he had to take over a game so I'm not sure I got the full effect of how good he is. My buddy who is a UA fan says that Parker is the best player available regardless of class.
Wow, the more I read about this guy, the more I like him. Unreal skill level, great size & athleticism, seems like he's got a great head on his shoulders, wet jumper, and he's pretty good looking on top of all that. Sign me up. Go get him Coach K!!!
Jabari Parker Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zx6y0qx9Rc
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Don't reach, youngblood . . .
Hey Guys, first I just wanted to say this is my first post here and I hope i have many more to come but back to recruiting. Today I heard that Matt Jones would be visiting Duke from October 14 to October 16 and would go to Midnight Madness with Julius Randle and hopefully Jabari Parker just wanted to tell you guys this.
Lessons learned during July
Some nice words in this CBS article about Sulaimon from the class of 2012 and some Duke targets from the class of 2013.
Jeff Goodman said:
Jeff Borzello said:. I haven't been as enamored by the top three guys in a class for a long, long time as I am with the trio that tops the Class of 2013: Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel. These guys are all frontcourt players, but all bring something different to the table -- yet they share one facet of their games: a motor. All three play hard nearly every possession. Parker is the skilled guy who has the highest upside, Randle is a beast and has some Karl Malone in him while Noel may just be the most dominant shot-blocker I've ever seen at this stage
There are additional rave reviews about Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Nerlens Noel.The pecking order amongst 2012 guards is more muddled than ever. Going into the summer, it seemed like Rodney Purvis and Ricardo Ledo were the two best guards in the country. Now, with the way Archie Goodwin responded after his injury and the way Rasheed Sulaimon played at both ends throughout the summer, a case can be made for any of those four as the best guard in the country
The 2013 class looks to be extremely strong.
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Bronson is a true combo guard who can play both positions. He's a real good shooter to 22 feet. He's cerebral and smart and has the ability to run a team and make his teammates better. He is a solid ballhandler with good size for the 1 if that ends up being his position. Brings a tremendous amount of versatility.
Koenig definitely needs to be a better perimeter defender. He also needs to improve his on court assertiveness as he tends to drift at times and he lets the game come to him too much. Adding strength is a natural point of emphasis for him.
Bronson is an excellent combo guard prospect who will be highly sought after.
UNC just got a commitment from Hicks, a top 15 PF.
Good for them. That should help us with some of our PF recruits, as we seem to butt heads with the Heels for a good number of prospects.
ESPN's updated 2013 rankings include these for Duke's targets (as per Scout):
Jabari Parker - 1
Julius Randle - 3
Nate Britt - 15
Brannen Greene - 20
Matt Jones - 21
Bronson Koenig - 57
Kris Jenkins - NR
And fwiw, recent Tar Heel signee Hicks is 14