With 2014 recruiting idling as we wait for the decisions from the Luther twins, our focus for this week’s recap will shift towards a couple of under discussed topics: the class of 2015 and women’s basketball.
For those who need their Luther fix, here’s a link to my rundown of what the remaining three schools for Ryan have to offer him.
Earlier in the week, the Dukes offered their fourth known player in the class of 2015 when the coaching staff visited Desure Buie in New York.
Another small point guard, Rivals ranks him among their top 150 juniors. He holds offers from Seton Hall, Fordham, URI, and a number of local MAAC schools. Should he commit to Duquesne, he would become the Dukes first Rivals 150 commitment since Melquan Bolding. Between he and Eli Cain, the Dukes have entered the recruiting picture early on two very highly regarded 2015 combos.
Dan Burt received his second verbal as Duquesne women’s basketball coach and as far as I know, his first for 2014 from Detroit’s Tyra Jones. Jones is a 6’0” forward described by John McGraw and Trevor Goodson of Fullcourt.com as “a BCS caliber kid that has flown under the radar up until the second week of July.” They also report that she shows “superior athleticism” and possesses a surprisingly refined offensive game. Jones comes in way off the reservation for the Coach Burt, but she sounds like a high upside player.
We don’t hear much about serious mutual interest between Satchel Pierce and Duquesne anymore, but it’s worth noting that the Kiski Prep seven footer had a busy week. I’ll let these embedded tweets from Corey Evans tell the story of just how big it was:
Texas Tech, James Madison and Kansas St had looked like the frontrunners and he planned to visit each. He already has his official set for Pitt according to Rivals and 247 sports.