Adding Justise Winslow to our 2014 target list, what I've been able to compile from the posts and tweets of others, meaning it's likely incomplete, our list for 2014 looks like this:
Tyus Jones 6'0 171 out of Minnesota. Appears we're going real hard after this kid. But so is everyone else. Appears to have superstar written all over him at this point.
JaQual Richmond 6'1" 170, out of North Carolina.
Theo Pinson 6'6" 180, North Carolina. Been on him a long time already it seems like and he's just a rising junior!
Wayne Selden, 6'5" 200, Boston
Justise Winslow, 6'6" 195, out of Houston.
Jahlil Okafor 6'9" 270, Chicago. Everyone wants him.
Here's a nice write up on the current #2 prospect in the 2014 class.
In particular, this is nice to read:
He has taken trips to Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Arizona.
“I'm looking for a place that has good players. I want to win a lot of games,” Okafor said. “And my focus is on education.”
While there are no favorites right now, he said Duke, Michigan State, Ohio State and Arizona are coming at him the hardest.
Singler is IRON
I STILL GOT IT! -- Ryan Kelly, March 2, 2013
Really hoping to get the Pinson kid as well as Wayne Selden.
Duke FB 2013 Coastal Division Football Champions
Just thought I'd throw out this article I came across today on Tyus Jones, predicting him to be a Blue Devil among other info.
FYI...It goes will with the main-paige article about Wiggin, Pinson, and Jones.
Does anyone know our strategy with respect to Theo Pinson's recruitment? It sounds like he likes Duke and that we are in a strong position with him, but are we waiting until 2013 fleshes itself out prior to offering him? Seems like a top talent who would be a great fit.
I don't know how much actual information on this Telep has, so take it for what it's worth.
Scout has its updated 2014 class rankings out. These are rising juniors. Of the guys we're thought to be going after hardest, here are their rankings:
1 - Wiggins
2 - Okafor
5 - Tyus Jones
6 - Wayne Selden
12 - Justise Winslow
17 - Pinson
25 - Joel Berry
35 - JaQuel Richmond
Scout has a column for each kid entitled "Schools of Interest." I don't know if that means schools that are interested in the player, or vice-versa. But they do not list Duke with regards to Selden, Winslow, or Berry. That could be just the result of Scout not having the information that we're actively recruiting those kids, or perhaps as to one or more of them, they're correct and we're not.
On the other hand, they have us on the list for #16 rated Justin Jackson, a 6'6" SF out of Texas. That's a name that I haven't seen discussed in relation to Duke before.
Here's the link to the list:
i am an asst. coach in scranton, pa and there is a kid by the name of j.c. show that plays on an opposing team that i hope the staff takes a look at. he is very similar to gerry macnamara, from syracuse, at this point in his career. i know duke went after macnamara hard. i think this kid would be a great fit at duke. he is a great kid, leader, and an unbelievably hard worker. as a soph. this past season, he took his team to the state semifinals in the aaa division and averaged close to 30 pts. in the tournament. he will def. be popping up on the radar at some pt.
ESPN's hot-off-the-presses updated top 60 players "considering" Duke:
The USA U-17 team is rolling, winning big tonight over China.
USA 116 -- China 47
2014 prospects Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones, and Jahlil Okafor have been playing well as the USA is 5-0. Believe 2014 prospect Theo Pinson failed to make the team. Jabari Parker, a star in the 2013 high school class, has been held out for two games due to a (reportedly minor) knee injury.
Winslow appears to be a "stat-sheet stuffer" who gets points, rebounds, assists, and steals.