I know it's very early to be talking about this but the top freshman in the nation will be visiting Duke today...Theo Pinson...
Ok, here is the table for the 2014 recruits. Info is for various Duke sources on Twitter, along with Rivals and ESPN. The current rankings shown are from Rivals. (I will change that to RSCI once available in June of 2013)
Code:Position Name Measurements Stars "Rank(247Sports.com)" Offer? Comments PG Tyus Jones 6'1, 171lbs 5 1 Yes Excellent passer. Makes others better. PF/C Jahlil Okafor 6'10, 280lbs 5 2 Yes Great around the rim, great hands and footwork SF/PF Kevon Looney 6'9, 210 5 9 Yes Lengthy Stretch 4, nose for the ball, great rebounder G Grayson Allen 6'4, 189 5 30 Yes Committed To Duke.Athletic kid with good jumper, SF Justise Winslow 6'6, 210lbs 5 17 Yes Super athletic lefty small forward, good defender C Goodluck Okonoboh 6'9, 213 5 19 Yes Athletic big, good rebounder and defender PG Dante Exum 6'5, 180 5 5 No Multi-talented guard. Could go direct to NBA C Myles Turner 6'10, 223 5 5 Yes Lengthy, Athletic, good shooter
Last edited by Newton_14; 08-06-2013 at 09:20 PM. Reason: Added a table with the list of Duke Recruits
Starting early, can't hurt.
Never to early to recruit! Thanks for the updates and DBR keeps us in the loop of all things, DUKE!!
Are we talking freshmen in high school???
Wasn't this around the time that Demarcus Nelson committed to Duke? Right between his freshman and soph seasons of high school. That one worked out ok, and Markie wasn't nearly the prospect that Pinson is.
-Jason "my bet is that this is a long-term process for Pinson" Evans
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Making me think so far into the future that my head hurts....lemme get past breakfast tomorrow first :P
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"
So we have high interest from:
2012 #1 Andre Drummond
2013 #1 Julius Randle
2014 #1 Theo Pindle
after having enrolled:
2011 #1 Austin Rivers
2010 #1 Kyrie Irving (yes, in retrospect, but clear cut).
If he can keep this up, I think Coach K could turn out to be a pretty good coach!
What does one talk to a rising sophmore about?
Hey, buddy you're going to hit puberty soon. You'll notice some changes in your voice and your apetite will double. Hang in there!
Or maybe you talk about how cool it is when you get your license in a year!
I just hope this kid does not get burnt out from too much too young.
I've been waiting on this thread......
A bad idea? Maybe. A good idea? Probably not. But an idea nonetheless
Honestly, though, the recruiting process is lengthy, and some kids need that time to figure out what they are truly looking for in a school/program and to weigh their options. Others get tired of the process and commit early to be done with the constant phone calls. I do like the restrictions for the contact period so it's not as draining on the kids (although I must admit, I'm out of the recruiting process loop after graduating in '01).
Seeing a "2014 recruiting thread" doesn't bother me - it's part of the process, but I'm not going to get all pumped up about a possible recruit that's a freshman in high school - a LOT changes in 3-4 years.
Jay Williams has good things to say about Theo Pinson on his twitter