On a somewhat related note, I'm torn between whether or not I want Amile Jefferson. I think he's going to be a very good 4 year player, but I can't decide how good and I'm afraid he could scare other potentially better recruits off. I also don't think he's quite big enough to be an ideal PF. But then again, I think he compares very favorably to Lance, so who knows. He seems like a great kid as well. I'll be happy either way (unless he goes to State and they win the ACC).
Oh, and I hope we land Hood. And Young. Sulaimon, Young, and Hood on the perimeter would be a nightmare to play against. Parker could still come as well... And Randle... Now I'm just getting ahead of myself.
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More on James Young:
He reminds me of Evan Turner in a lot of ways.
I hope our coaches gives him a call; Michigan State, Kansas, and now Kentucky are already all over him. He can play the 2 or 3.
Mommy and Daddy Ish like us. Hopefully Ish does as well.
From Airowe's twitter:
Adam Rowe @DukeHoopBlog
Boom. Beast. RT @JoshPaunilNRS Ish Wainright says his parents want Duke atop his list & it definitely seems like they are.
I have had the chance to see Austin Nichols 4 times this year. Which include the Penny Hardaway shootout and im currently at the Real Deal in the Rock. I read an earlier comparison to MP2. He is shorter but has amazing wing span. He runs the floor well and is athletic (but not on MP2 level). He does have great hands and has an excellent jump hook with either hand. His main issue is his lack of strength and ability to rebound in traffic. With all that said i think he would thrive in the Duke system especially if he hits the weight room!
Adding James Young to the list of potentials for 2013, the list, compiled from posts and tweets of others -- meaning it's likely incomplete -- looks like this:
Julius Randle, 6'9" 225 out of Texas. Superstar, plays on same AAU team with Matt Jones, which can't be a bad thing.
Austin Nichols, 6'8" 200 out of Tennessee. Both sides appear very interested.
Marcus Lee, 6'9" 220, California
Jabari Parker 6'8" 220, Chicago. Superstar.
Andrew Wiggins 6'7" 200 out of Canada, possible to reclassify from 2014. Everyone wants him.
Ish Wainwright 6'5" 220 out of Missouri. We're really pushing on him, and the positive vibes appear to be mutual.
Semi Ojeleye 6'6" 220 out of Kansas
Tyrone Outlaw, 6'6", 190, North Carolina
James Young, 6'5", 200 out of Michigan. Blew up recently. Already stated he likes Michigan State, but Duke and Kentucky are his "dream schools." However, also says Kentucky is his leader at this point.
BeeJay Anya 6'8" 265 out of DeMatha. Haven't heard anything about him lately though. Are we actually recruiting him?
Cat Barber 6'2" 165 out of Hampton
Tyler Ennis 6'2" 180, Canada
Allerik Freeman 6'3" 195, local kid from North Carolina. We're hot on his trail.
Thanks so much for keeping these lists updated. I wonder if there is a way to keep some sort of a ticker at the top of the board, although I imagine not.
Curious about Anya. I'm not certain we're formally recruiting him, although I would love it if we were. Does anyone know for certain what our status is with him?
Nice writeup on Ish Wainwright from Blue Devil Nation.
Defensively, Wainright has tried to establish himself as a “shutdown defender,” a phrase more commonly associated with relatively diminutive cornerbacks in football. This past weekend, the 6’6″ wing with a 7’2″ wingspan, played in three games and held the exceptionally talented Andrew Wiggins, the MVP of the recent Nike Hoop Summit, to a far and away session-low eight points in twenty-six minutes. Ishmail followed that up by holding consensus top twenty-five 2014 player Paul White to two points in twenty-two minutes and ESPN’s sixth-ranked 2013 player, Troy Williams, to six points and four turnovers.
Anthony Barber/Al Freeman basic stats from this weekend, courtesy of @CLykinsBlog:
Still a little confused why we offered Freeman over Barber...Allerick Freeman with 19/5, Anthony Barber with 11/5/6 for Boo Williams in a loss to Bluff City Legends during session #2 at EYBL.
Anthony Barber finished with 13 pts and 5 asts, Allerik Freeman with 5 pts in a win for Boo Williams earlier today at the EYBL.
Allerik Freeman with 13 pts, Anthony Barber with 12 pts, 7 asts in an evening W for Boo Williams at EYBL.
Anthony Barber with 17 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts, Allerik Freeman with 2 pts (1-7 FG) in an afternoon W for Boo Williams at EYBL.
Anthony Barber with 7 pts and 4 asts, Allerik Freeman with 6 in an afternoon win for Boo Williams at the EYBL.
Barber doesn't see the court all that well and doesn't shoot well; he's just a slasher. Duke wants abetter true PG, not an undersized combo guard.
I for one would love to see us go after Barber. However, K and Company obviously have seen something they prefer in Al Freeman, and it sounds like he's not far behind Cat in his enthusiasm for Duke anyway.
I read the article on the front page of DBR; and I wanted to get the opinions of those that may have seen more footage of Andrew Wiggins than myself in regards to what makes Wiggins really special. And with the real possiblility that Wiggins my reclassify to the 2013, who is the better player between Jabari and Wiggins and why? Would you rather have Wiggins over Parker for Duke's recruiting class of 2013 if Wiggins reclassified and you had to pick between the two? I like Jabari. I think he has a more versatile skillset and will project to be a better pro player; but I admit that I'm biased towards Jabari imo.
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