Watch out for J.T. Terrell, he is Wake Forest commit who is a big time scorer. He played against Cedar Ridge where one of my friends goes and dropped about 40.
It's raining threes in chapel hill!!!
Here are the links for the people that might possibly play for duke in a year or 2 and tell me what you think about them. Hopefully we will get most of them since we have good recruiters.
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"Every day, I wake up and tell myself 'I'm a basketball player.' But that's not who I really am. I'm just a fun-loving kid who just happens to play basketball." -Nolan Smith
The recruiting picture for Duke University looks very good. Especially the 2010 class. If we could land Knight, that would be huge even though we have Thornton already committed. Barnes would be another great recruit for us. But for now I'm just going to enjoy this years team and hope we keep improving. Go Duke!
I'll get a chance to see Dawkins and Hairston in Richmond on January 31 at Slamfest. It's pretty exciting to see Dawkins coming to Duke as that is my alma mater. I'll let you know what I see.
I really, really, really hope that we can get Harrison Barnes though it looks like Kansas is going hard after him.
Is that picture from Midnight Madness or a more recent visit?
there was a recent visit.
Edit: Judging from the orange shirts in the photo, I would say that this was taken at Saturday's UT/KU game.
You guys keep up with this more than me.
Next year is Wall and Plumlee? Or am I confusing years - I know Plumlee is next year.
Is Wall even for sure?
Who is 2010?
Next year: Kelly and Mason Plumlee.
We are still recruiting Wall. He would be part of next year's class as well.
I'm thinking Wall to Memphis....any thoughts?
A bad idea? Maybe. A good idea? Probably not. But an idea nonetheless
Next year we have a PF by the name of Ryan Kelly coming.
We also have a PF by the name of Mason Plumlee.
John Wall is still undecided. He has Baylor, Kansas, Memphis, Miami, State, Duke, and Oregon still on his list. #1 PG in the class of '09.
In 2010 we have...
Andre Dawkins, SG.
Josh Hairston, PF.
And Tyler Thornton, PG.
We are also on Harrison Barnes' list (#1 SF) and Brandon Knight (#1 PG).
I think Wall's list would go Baylor, Memphis, Duke.
His AAU coach, Dwon Clifton just got hired as an assistant coach at Baylor.
That said, Wall hasn't even had an official visit or chat with Coach K yet. I think our chances are slim, but I wouldn't count out Coach K just yet. Anything can happen in the world of recruiting.
Memphis has a few studs going in. Xavier Henry, Nolan Dennis, and possibly Demarcus Cousins. It's also looking more and more like Tyreke Evans isn't going to be good enough to be a high pick in this upcoming draft. With Henry, Dennis, Cousins, Evans, and Witherspoon, I see a lot of shot takers and not enough shots.
If G goes pro, which is entirely possible given his recent explosion, Wall could come to Duke, fit in right at G's old spot and would have the chance to be option 1 or 1a to Singler almost immediately. He would be surrounded by solid, team players such as Nolan, Scheyer, Zoubs, etc on what is possibly the biggest stage in college hoops. Plus, the kid gets a year of Coach K's tutelage, which will help him develop as a PG and a person. That is the only red flag I see with Wall, his attitude could be an issue somewhere down the line. Playing for K, if even for only a year, would help him significantly in the maturation process. If he went to Baylor, he'd basically be given free reign and would be more powerful than his coach.
I think Duke is a good choice for him. He will only be in school for 1 year, so why not stay close to home, be on TV every night, play for a NC contender, and take advantage of what Coach K has to offer.
I am pretty sure Evans will enter regardless
“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”
It would not be a good choice for him with Smith here at Duke already. Wall is just looking to be a star for a year and then head to the NBA.
I think he will go to Baylor or NC State. He will go to State if he wants to stay at home for his last year before going pro.
He will go to Baylor if he just wants to tear up the big 12 like Durant.
But he will not go to Duke, guarenteed
Sean Renfree + Conner Vernon + Donovan Varner = BOWL GAME!
CJ Leslie + Ryan Harrow + Tracy Smith + Lorenzo Brown + Scott Wood = NCAA TOURNY!