As others have pointed out in this thread, it's to his advantage to decide within the current signing period, so he can get started making plans to get on campus at his new school. I'm assuming that, like Duke, the other programs he is considering strongly encourage arrival for a summer term to get some coursework started and work on conditioning. So I expect we won't be waiting much longer. But if we are, so be it.
The only deadline he's broken is the one that we fans have set for our own selfish purposes (i.e. every Friday since January). I suspect that if we had won the championship, or had landed Shabazz, or had otherwise had a positive spring and weren't in such an emotionally vulnerable spot, we wouldn't consider Amile nearly as indecisive or inconsiderate of our needs as a fanbase. As I've stated before, "the problem is us, not you, Amile".
On the other hand, I would be in favor of the Duke staff giving him a deadline of perhaps later this month, and withdrawing the scholarship offer if a decision is not made.
2012 recruiting issues should at some point be wrapped up, especially with the 2013 class recruiting in full swing and the Olympics fast approaching.
Seems like he'd be a nice recruit and likely would have a solid career at Duke.
While I'm sure the staff is already making plans for the upcoming season, I'm sure they'd love to have all their pieces present and accounted for. I'm sure they'd love to know about Amile one way or the other so they know how much attention they need to throw in the direction of all these other young men we've been talking about these past few weeks.
So yes, it's a big deal for Amile to get it right and make the best choice for him, let's remember it's not just about him
Loved the quote they included from Amile...in January lol. I really don't mind him waiting this long. Sure maybe it's a little annoying only because I check once a week and every update is the same, "soon" but whatever.
The one cliche that I don't like is that everyone says this is the biggest decision of his life and its so crucial. If that was the case, we wouldn't be getting 400+ transfers a year in college basketball. These guys aren't stuck with the decisions they make. I hope Amile makes the decision that he feels is right, but I'm sure he'd fit in just fine at Duke, NC State, Kentucky, or Nova.
The fact is, the college you choose will change your life--you'll meet different people and have different experiences. But you can't predict what those will be in advance, and beyond some basic questions of fit (offering the major or activity you want to pursue, being of a size you think you will be comfortable with, etc.) it's a lot more important in the end to be open to the opportunities the college you choose presents than to try to anticipate those opportunities in advance in order to make your choice.
Anthony Bennett has dropped Kentucky from his list. If Amile prefers KY over Duke and State and has simply been waiting for Bennett to decide before planting his own flag (a popular theory), perhaps we'll see movement from Amile this week. I hope not, but who knows....
Good for Bennett! Once he dropped Florida, everyone pretty much penciled him in as a Kentucky signee, but he'd paving his own path and good for him. The kid seemingly likes it out West and I can't blame him. I hope he ends up at Oregon (my old hometown). If he does, I think the Ducks could challenge UCLA and Arizona. What does this mean for Amile? I don't think anything. I hghly doubt Bennett dropped Kentucky because he knows insider info on Amile. Maybe it sweetens the deal a little knowing you don't have a top 10 recruit from your position going there, but I still say us and State are on top.