Amile's announcement makes this video much more entertaining...
Here's an updated story with a lot of quotes from Jefferson:
I kept quiet while this was going on but can say that I am very pleased with Amile's decision. I think it will be good for him and for the team, a win/win situation. Depending on Andre's decision, we have a great need for a small forward to supplement where we are currently low on players. While he is thin right now, he will strengthen under the Duke physical training program and he has the physical tools to become a fine college player. Welcome to him and to his family.
Welcome, Amile ! I think you and Duke are both going to benefit from this smart choice. You're going to help Duke achieve (and love the time you invest in the Duke experience) and K and the staff are going to help you develop and stand out!
I see very good things ahead. And, frankly, I thought you would choose Duke because I've had the impression your intelligence makes you a good decision maker....an element of you that will prove valuable throughout your basketball future as well.
Great news! Can't wait to see him out there.
I think it's funny how NCSU fans are overreacting. Was their top 5 class already not enough? And CJ Leslie coming back?
Maybe they should focus on maintaining respectability rather than expecting it.
Congratulations to Amile and welcome to Duke! I've been quiet about his recruitment but now that he's in the family, I'm delighted to see him coming to Duke. He'll provide some depth at the 3/4 positions, and may well grow into a starting option at the 4 as an athletic stretch player giving us a tall, athletic combination at the 3/4 with Alex for the next couple seasons. Add that to Marshall in the low post and, regardless how the 2013 class shapes up, we'll have a nice front line.
Welcome to Duke Amile. I hope this arrangement is mutually beneficial to both parties.
Thanks for choosing Duke and we look forward to seeing you play in Cameron.
Duke is a special place and you will be happy here.
Let's get it done!!!!!!!!!!
His commitment certainly helps us, especially with his length. But it may be wise to be cautious with the expectations. As Dave Telep has mentioned, he is more of a complimentary player right now than an impact player. It may take him year or two before he becomes a regular rotation player. He doesn't appear to have a lot of explosiveness or bounce and the release on his jumper looks kind of slow, but you've got to love that 7-ft wingspan. Hopefully he finds full enjoyment at Duke and we have ourselves a very productive 4 year guy. The demeanor he has already exhibited is very encouraging.
"Just be you. You is Enough."