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News & Notes – Tyler Adams, Austin Rivers, Justin Anderson

The AAU basketball season is underway and this typically leads to a pickup in recruiting information.  Here are a few newsworthy items from this weekends Boo Williams Invitational.

Justin Anderson – When asked about his dream school Anderson replied “Duke”.  Anderson is a highly ranked SF from the class of 2012.  The Duke staff will be checking in on him this summer.

Tyler Adams – Adams has been openly talking about his feelings for Duke at Boo Williams and everything he says has been very positive.  We expect Tyler to visit Duke later this spring (likely in June).  There is a very strong chance that Adams commits either during or in the weeks following the visit.

Austin Rivers – Rivers has also spoken very highly of Duke while at the Boo Williams tourney.  He mentioned to BDI that he called the Duke coaching staff both before and after Duke’s national championship game on Monday.  Rivers is still not saying what his official timeframe is for a decision, but there are strong rumors going around at Boo Williams that it will occur in late summer or early fall.

Stay tuned to BDI for more Duke recruiting news.

Top Recruits & Prospects Attending Duke vs. UNC

Several Duke Basketball recruits and prospects from the classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012 are expected to attend the upcoming Duke vs. UNC game.  Here is an overview of the players who may be at the matchup.

2010

Kyrie Irving – Confirmed

Tyler Thornton – Confirmed

Josh Hairston – Confirmed

2011 

Austin Rivers – Confirmed (State title game may prevent attendance)

Marshall Plumlee – Expected to attend

Quincy Miller – Expected to attend

Michael Gbinije – Invited, attendance not confirmed

2012

Shabazz Muhammad – Confirmed

Justin Anderson – Invited, attendance not confirmed

JP Tokoto – Invited, attendance not confirmed

 The annual Duke – North Carolina game at Cameron Indoor Stadium continues to be a favorite stop for top recruits and prospects.  Let’s hope this years matchup between the Blue Devils and the Tar Heels does not disappoint those in attendance.

JP Tokoto Set to Visit Duke Again?

JP Tokoto, the highly sought after top ranked small forward of the class of 2012 is considering taking an unofficial visit to Duke for the upcoming game against North Carolina on March 6th.  If Tokoto decides to attend, it would be the second time this season that the class of 2012 prospect has taken in a Blue Devil – Tar Heel matchup as he previously attended Duke vs. UNC in Chapel Hill.  The visit would also be Tokoto’s third trip to Durham.  Tokoto previously attended Duke’s elite camp over the summer and also briefly stopped by campus before the first Duke – North Carolina matchup in Chapel Hill.  The invitation to attend Duke – UNC round 2 was first given out a few months back, but the possibility of an unofficial visit by the Tokoto family for the March 6th game picked up steam during the family’s stop in Durham in February.  Although Tokoto is certainly interested in attending the matchup, he and his family are working out their schedules and have not been able to finalize a trip at this point in time.  Blue Devil Insider will follow-up as soon as Tokoto’s final plans are known.

 Several other top prospects are also expected to attend the second Duke – North Carolina matchup.  The list of players expected to attend includes Shabazz Muhammad, Austin Rivers, Quincy Miller, and Justin Anderson.  As usual, the Blue Devil – Tar Heel game continues to be a hot ticket for recruits and prospects.

Shabazz Muhammad Set to Visit Duke for UNC Game

One of the best recruiting tools for Duke Basketball has historically been the annual Duke-UNC game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  Most years, the Duke staff invites several prospects to the game in order to give them a first hand view of the “Duke experience’.  2010 is shaping up to no different.  Early in January Austin Rivers (Duke’s top guard target for 2011) confirmed that he would attend this years Duke-UNC matchup at Cameron Indoor.  However, Rivers is not the only prospect scheduled to attend the event.  Blue Devil Insider has confirmed that class of 2012 wing forward Shabazz Muhammad is also scheduled to attend the game.  For Muhammad, the visit will be unofficial as official visits are restricted to a prospect’s senior year.  Muhammad does not yet have a scholarship offer from Duke, but the program is evaluating him as a target.  In 2012 Duke is also considering the following wing prospects: JP Tokoto, Justin Anderson, and Amile Jefferson.