Category Archives: Cleveland Melvin

Updates on Carrick Felix, Michael Haynes, & Cleveland Melvin

Carrick Felix – Felix arrived in Durham last night and briefly met with the team after the Selection Sunday show.  Today, Felix will tour the Duke campus and meet with academic advisors and the admissions staff.  If all goes according to plan Felix will be declared academically eligible for Duke.  Felix is the top target remaining for Duke in 2010 and the Blue Devils are hopeful for a commitment from him in the next few weeks if not sooner.

Michael Haynes – Duke’s interest in Haynes remains high.  A few academic issues continue to prevent the Blue Devils from making an official scholarship offer to Haynes.  However, the Duke coaching staff will continue to keep tabs on Haynes’ academic progress in the coming weeks.   If Haynes can get things worked out academically then there is a strong chance that Duke will offer him a scholarship as the Blue Devils are very interested in adding a player of his skill set.

Cleveland Melvin
– Things are unlikely to progress much farther with Melvin.  Duke made their initial contact and evaluation, but the general consensus was largely that Melvin’s skills overlap with Felix.   Overall, the Duke Coaches want to diversify the abilities of their small forwards next year which is why the staff is considering the athletically gifted Felix and the strong and sturdy Haynes.  It is unlikely that Duke will pursue Melvin.  If things do not work out with Felix and Haynes, and if Kyle Singler decided to go pro then the staff may take another look at Melvin down the road but right now he is not a target.

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Duke Coaches Contact Cleveland Melvin

Cleveland Melvin is a 6’8’ 210lb small forward that has demonstrated explosive athletic ability.  With a large wingspan Melvin has also shown a knack for blocking shots down low.  Recently the class of 2010 wing backed off a verbal commitment to UConn and reopened his recruitment.

Last week Melvin received an introductory call from Duke Coaches.  The Duke staff let Melvin know that they are still looking to fill a couple openings at the small forward position for 2010 and wanted to gauge Melvin’s potential interest in playing for the Blue Devils.

 Over the next few weeks Duke Coaches will continue to evaluate Melvin.  Meanwhile, Melvin plans to take several school visits while determining where his interests lie.  Melvin is ranked as a 3 star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.