In the world of college basketball the recruiting game never stops for coaches. Even during the regular season it is common for both head and assistant coaches to check in on prospects. In this regard, the Duke staff is no different than any other school – the Duke Coaches continue to “do their homework” on upcoming players on a regular basis.
Recently, Coach Nate James has been hitting the recruiting trail hard for Duke. Last week Nate was in Detroit to visit with both Trey Zeigler and Amir Williams. However, Detroit was not Nate’s only stop. James also swung by Mississippi to check out class of 2011 center Tyler Adams. At 6’9” 260lbs, Adams is a big bodied inside presence that has consistently shown the ability to rebound and score points off tip-ins & put-backs. He is still developing on both the offensive and defensive ends, but has significant upside and shown willingness to continue to improve his skill set.
Going forward, Duke and Adams will continue to be in contact. However, Adams is not an official target for the coaching staff yet as Duke is still in the evaluation stages with Tyler.