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bbosbbos
07-04-2019, 05:36 PM
Welcome to Duke, Jalen Johnson.

richardjackson199
07-04-2019, 05:39 PM
Cool announcement video:

https://twitter.com/Jalen_J23

mr. synellinden
07-04-2019, 05:43 PM
This is a huge signing for Duke. Top 5 6' 8"-ish SF - in the mold of Tatum, Battier, Hill, etc.

Welcome to the Brotherhood, JJ!!

DevilHorse
07-04-2019, 06:03 PM
Excellent News!
Welcome to Duke.

Larry
DevilHorse

bullettoothtony
07-04-2019, 06:07 PM
Cool announcement video:

https://twitter.com/Jalen_J23


Great video.

Would you guys say Johnson is about as skilled as Tatum was at a similar stage?

Billy Dat
07-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Let’s GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

CrazyNotCrazie
07-04-2019, 06:21 PM
Great news! Welcome to Duke! Have we ever had a player from Wisconsin?

miramar
07-04-2019, 06:29 PM
You made an excellent decision, young man. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are best enjoyed in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Troublemaker
07-04-2019, 06:45 PM
Great video.

Would you guys say Johnson is about as skilled as Tatum was at a similar stage?

I think they're different. Jayson was a better shooter and scorer, especially from the foul line and midrange. Jalen is a better ball-handler and passer; he'll be like our version of Ben Simmons, a terror in transition after he rebounds the ball.

Welcome to Duke, Jalen!

subzero02
07-04-2019, 06:48 PM
Congrats Jalen!!!


taking a quick glance, it looks like 2012 is the last year we failed to land a top 5 recruit.

Troublemaker
07-04-2019, 07:04 PM
Below are Jalen's AAU (EYBL) stats (https://www.d1circuit.com/roster_players/32410754) so far this summer and also his high school stats (https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/jalen-johnson/MtYa_paPEeiAyNdjx8XCRA/gendersport/basketball-stats.htm) for his junior season.

As you can see, not much of a shooter so far, but can playmake at his size. Defensively he gets steals and blocks, which is encouraging.


AAU:

https://i.imgur.com/7CJJKyR.png

https://i.imgur.com/Mv6MOWB.png

High school:

https://i.imgur.com/by0nN1H.png

https://i.imgur.com/UpyWgrB.png

jimsumner
07-04-2019, 07:20 PM
Great news! Welcome to Duke! Have we ever had a player from Wisconsin?

John Cantwell was a 5-8 guard from Shawano, Wisconsin. He averaged 3.0 ppg in 1960 and 1961 and went on to become a prominent cardiologist. He was Chief Medical Official for the 1996 Olympic games, held in Atlanta, where he practices.

https://doctors.piedmont.org/provider/John+D+Cantwell/333499

https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/250461-These-Devils-Wore-Blue

mr. synellinden
07-04-2019, 07:41 PM
NBA Draft Room (http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2021-nba-mock-draft.html) compares him to Paul Pierce. They also say this:

With an NBA ready body and supreme athleticism Johnson is rocketing up our 2021 mock. He's a prototypical point/wing with great court vision, scoring ability and versatility.

NSDukeFan
07-04-2019, 08:18 PM
Yay! Great news! Welcome to Duke Jalen!

simplyluvin
07-04-2019, 08:41 PM
NBA Draft Room (http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2021-nba-mock-draft.html) compares him to Paul Pierce. They also say this:

With an NBA ready body and supreme athleticism Johnson is rocketing up our 2021 mock. He's a prototypical point/wing with great court vision, scoring ability and versatility.

Video of this kid makes me feel like he’s Harry Giles (pre-injuries) with better court vision. Or Tatum without the shooting ability. Welcome to Duke, Jalen!

mstein34
07-04-2019, 09:00 PM
Hi all, first time-long time here from Wisconsin. I’ve had the pleasure of watching Jalen play in person several times the past two years. He reminds me a lot of Justise when he gets a rebound, always looking to make an outlet. His offensive skill set is really impressive as are his decision making skills. On defense he can lose interest and sag off of players often, while attempting the take the gamble or make the highlight play. Excited to see him acclimate to the college game.

Steven43
07-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Video of this kid makes me feel like he’s Harry Giles (pre-injuries) with better court vision. Or Tatum without the shooting ability. Welcome to Duke, Jalen!
“Tatum without the shooting ability”?? Not sure that’s a particularly strong compliment.

CoachJ10
07-04-2019, 09:26 PM
Who was born and raised in the Milwaukee area (my high school and Jalen’s are in the same conference)...this signing makes this Cheesehead very happy and proud.

Dukehk
07-04-2019, 09:27 PM
Welcome to Duke and the Brotherhood Mr. Johnson!!!

moonpie23
07-04-2019, 11:20 PM
Excellent choice, Jalen.....welcome to the party, pal!!

proelitedota
07-05-2019, 01:16 AM
Yuuuuuuge get. Welcome!

budwom
07-05-2019, 06:13 AM
If you happen to subscribe to the Devils Den, there is a dessert quote at the end of an interview with his dad (who heaps copious praise upon Duke and Jon Scheyer in particular). Made me smile..

DavidBenAkiva
07-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Awesome news! For every recruiting class, there is usually one or two centerpiece recruits. For 2020, that guy is Jalen Johnson. He's got size, athleticism, court vision, passing, and many other things that are rare for someone his size. And he fills up the box score with rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots, and scoring. That sort of player makes the game easier for everyone as he can be a secondary ball handler. He can grab and go off of a defensive rebound. While he can score with anyone, a teammate knows that you can pass to him because he's just as likely to give the ball back to you when you are open. I'm excited to see him in Duke blue next year!

JasonEvans
07-05-2019, 09:05 AM
He's got size... and many other things that are rare for someone his size.

What I need to know is if he has size ;)

Bluedevil114
07-05-2019, 09:08 AM
This is a big win especially so early in the process. This allows other recruits to envision them playing together. Go Duke.

wsb3
07-05-2019, 09:17 AM
That is some good news to see this morning..Welcome Young Man..

revmel53
07-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Sounds like he's not finished recruiting to and for the Brotherhood!

bullettoothtony
07-05-2019, 11:49 AM
I think they're different. Jayson was a better shooter and scorer, especially from the foul line and midrange. Jalen is a better ball-handler and passer; he'll be like our version of Ben Simmons, a terror in transition after he rebounds the ball.

Welcome to Duke, Jalen!


Oh wow...a Ben Simmons type? He should absolutely excel at Duke, especially if we put some shooters around him.

phaedrus
07-06-2019, 10:18 AM
John Cantwell was a 5-8 guard from Shawano, Wisconsin. He averaged 3.0 ppg in 1960 and 1961 and went on to become a prominent cardiologist. He was Chief Medical Official for the 1996 Olympic games, held in Atlanta, where he practices.

https://doctors.piedmont.org/provider/John+D+Cantwell/333499

https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/250461-These-Devils-Wore-Blue

Greg Paulus grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin.

mattman91
07-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Greg Paulus grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Really? Thought he was from Upstate NY?

sagegrouse
07-06-2019, 10:51 AM
Greg Paulus grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin.


Really? Thought he was from Upstate NY?

From Wikipedia:

Biography
Greg Paulus was born in Medina, Ohio and grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin before moving to the Syracuse suburb of Manlius, New York.

Furniture
07-06-2019, 11:17 PM
If you happen to subscribe to the Devils Den, there is a dessert quote at the end of an interview with his dad (who heaps copious praise upon Duke and Jon Scheyer in particular). Made me smile..

He does indeed. Mr. Johnson ‘used’ to be a UNC fan until he met with Coach Scheyer.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheBenSwain/status/1147129558409367552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1147129558409367552&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fduke.forums.rivals.com%2Fthr eads%2Fscheyer.10858991%2F

Devilwin
07-07-2019, 05:37 AM
Great video.

Would you guys say Johnson is about as skilled as Tatum was at a similar stage?

Maybe better. His shot looks better than Tatum's. Maybe a bit quicker off his feet too.:cool:

arnie
07-07-2019, 06:11 AM
He does indeed. Mr. Johnson ‘used’ to be a UNC fan until he met with Coach Scheyer.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheBenSwain/status/1147129558409367552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1147129558409367552&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fduke.forums.rivals.com%2Fthr eads%2Fscheyer.10858991%2F

That’s just Jalen being nice and puts a positive spin on his decision. Gives Scheyer credit rather than saying he realized UNC b-ball is a cesspool.

Furniture
07-07-2019, 07:59 AM
That’s just Jalen being nice and puts a positive spin on his decision. Gives Scheyer credit rather than saying he realized UNC b-ball is a cesspool.

By Mr. Johnson I meant his father.

arnie
07-07-2019, 08:05 AM
By Mr. Johnson I meant his father.

Ok, my same take applies😀

WakeDevil
07-07-2019, 08:59 AM
He does indeed. Mr. Johnson ‘used’ to be a UNC fan until he met with Coach Scheyer.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheBenSwain/status/1147129558409367552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1147129558409367552&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fduke.forums.rivals.com%2Fthr eads%2Fscheyer.10858991%2F

Anyone who would do that is not much of a fan.

I know a woman who was/is a Duke fan. Cutcliffe had not turned the program around, so she wore red in football because the farmers were going to bowl games. Then she decided orange paws were the rage.

budwom
07-07-2019, 09:21 AM
Greg Paulus grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin.

ah, Wikipedia. I don't know the technical definition of "growing up," but I do know Paulus played in Manlius NY from at least the eighth grade, and I suspect sooner.

NSDukeFan
07-07-2019, 10:02 AM
ah, Wikipedia. I don't know the technical definition of "growing up," but I do know Paulus played in Manlius NY from at least the eighth grade, and I suspect sooner.

Sounds like a pretty macho place that may not be the most feminist place.