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    (Old) recruiting question

    Hi,
    maybe people was tricked by my last thread title and my request passed by.
    Maybe someone still remembers which schools we did beat in some of our greatest recruits.
    Just a curiosity, I remember reading in 'A season is a lifetime' by Bill Brill that the finalists for Laett were Duke, Holes, and Virginia, is this correct ?
    I only remember the battles starting from the mid-90s, with :
    Battier, Duke over Michigan
    Brand, Duke over UK and Holes
    J-Will, Duke over Rutgers
    Boozer, Duke over UCLA
    Who did we beat for GHill, G-Man, Dunleavy ?

    Thanks for your replies

    Marco 'Plenty of 9Fs' Vanzulli

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    Lewisville, NC
    Grant Hill chose Duke over UNC (and others of course, including Georgetown). If I recall, he grew up as a UNC fan, and his father Calvin Hill had a friendship with Dean Smith. But Coach K connected with Grant, and he began to favor Duke.

    Apparently, the Hills invited Coach Smith to dinner at their home as Grant was going through the recruiting process. Grant made a remark something like, "As I saw Coach Smith drive away, I realized I was going to Duke." The start of a long, beautiful relationship.

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    Raleigh, NC
    Grant has always told me that he grew up a Georgetown fan. But the Heels did want him. Gminski, IIRC visited both Duke and UNC in tandem with Mike O'Koren. Win some, lose some. Dunleavy picked Duke over the Heels.

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    Triva question. First recruit to turn down Dean Smith for Mike Krzyzewski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    Triva question. First recruit to turn down Dean Smith for Mike Krzyzewski.
    Ferry?

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    Raleigh, NC
    Yep. Danny Ferry.

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    Gminski

    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    G Gminski, IIRC visited both Duke and UNC in tandem with Mike O'Koren.
    Gminski graduated from HS a year early, much to everyone's surprise except Bill Foster and the Duke staff. I'll yield to Jim's memory of Gman visiting the holes, but I don't think they were a finalist as I remember hearing we stole him before anyone else was in the running. Or something very similar to that.
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    Ummm

    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    Yep. Danny Ferry.
    Jim I thought Maryland was hot after Ferry and it was between Duke and MD. Seems I recall College Park doing something over the top on his recuiting visit there trying to sway him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItalianDevil View Post
    Hi,
    maybe people was tricked by my last thread title and my request passed by.
    Maybe someone still remembers which schools we did beat in some of our greatest recruits.
    Just a curiosity, I remember reading in 'A season is a lifetime' by Bill Brill that the finalists for Laett were Duke, Holes, and Virginia, is this correct ?
    I only remember the battles starting from the mid-90s, with :
    Battier, Duke over Michigan
    Brand, Duke over UK and Holes
    J-Will, Duke over Rutgers
    Boozer, Duke over UCLA
    Who did we beat for GHill, G-Man, Dunleavy ?

    Thanks for your replies

    Marco 'Plenty of 9Fs' Vanzulli
    Go back to Vic Bubas's first major recruit. Art Heyman had already agreed to play for Frank McGuire before Vic became the new Duke coach. Much of the ill will between Duke and Carolina in the early sixties is attributed to this change of plans.

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