Although the majority of the Duke coaching staff’s time has recently been devoted to the NCAA tournament, the Blue Devils continue to be active of the recruiting front as well. Here is an update on where Duke’s efforts to wrap up the class of 2010 stands. Tomorrow, we will provide an update on class of 2011 Duke prospects.
Michael Haynes – Duke remains very interested in this 6’6” 230 pound forward. The coaching staff is high on the toughness that Haynes exerts on the basketball court and feels that his skill set would be a nice addition to the 2010-2011 team. Haynes still has few academic issues to work out though. He is expected to take his college board exams in the first half of April. If things go well on these tests and he qualifies for Duke then the coaching staff will very likely make him the final member of the class of 2010.
Trey Zeigler – The relationship between Duke and Zeigler cooled some time ago after not much interest was shown in the Blue Devils. Duke has contacted Zeigler here and there in recent weeks, mainly on a casual basis though. The latest rumor on Zeigler is that he and his father Ernie (a college basketball coach) will both end up at UCLA. Ernie could take the UCLA assistant coaching position that recently opened up when Donny Daniels left.
CJ Leslie – Rumors arose from the McDonalds High School All-American games that Duke had contacted 6’9” power forward CJ Leslie. However, these rumors are 100% not true. This story mainly came from the throngs of media the event. Duke coaches do not see Leslie as a good fit for the team.