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No Current Leaders for 2012’s Shabazz Muhammad

A few weeks ago, Blue Devil Insider broke the news regarding Shabazz Muhammad’s visit to Durham for the annual Duke-UNC matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  While in town Muhammad also stopped by the campus of rival North Carolina.  The visit to UNC occurred the day after the Blue Devils’ victory over the Tar Heels.  Not long after the visit to UNC several recruiting analysts began labeling North Carolina as the leader to land Muhammad.  This idea was further reinforced by the fact that Roy Williams flew out to visit Muhammad in Nevada just 2 days after visiting North Carolina.  Despite this action and the chatter of many recruiting analysts, BDI has learned that UNC is not the leader for Muhammad at this point in time.  A source close to Muhammad noted that the young wing forward currently has no leaders and is simply looking to take the recruiting process one step at a time.  The source also noted that Muhammad was unlikely to make a decision about where he would attend college anytime soon, although the class of 2012 wing is considering several schools including Arizona, Duke, UCLA, UNC, Texas, and a few others.

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6 Top Recruits & Prospects watch Duke Dominate UNC

For Duke Basketball fans, very few things are more pleasing than Saturday night’s 82-50 drubbing of rival North Carolina.  However, it turns out that there is more good news for Duke fans.  In addition to the win over UNC, Blue Devil supporters will be pleased to know that 6 top recruits and prospects were in the house for the victory over the Tar Heels.  Attendees from the class of 2010 included Kyrie Irving, Michael Haynes, and Josh Hairston.  Also attending were Michael Gbinije and TJ Warren from the class of 2011.  The final attendee was highly ranked recruit Shabazz Muhammad from the class of 2012.  All in all, the victory over UNC was a great night for Duke Basketball in more ways than one.

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.