Duke added yet another versatile, multi-faceted forward on Sunday when Semi Ojeleye committed during his home visit with Coach K.
A 6-foot-7, 220-pound small forward from Ottawa, Kansas High ranked No. 18 at his position by Rivals, Ojeleye said he chose Duke over Indiana, Oregon and Stanford.
“Talking to my family and friends it just felt right,” he said by phone Sunday night after Scout.com first reported the news.
Ojeleye said Coach K, who is coming off winning an Olympic gold medal this summer with LeBron, Kobe, KD, Carmelo and company, plans to remain in constant touch going forward. To read more of this story, click here
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is still enjoying residual recruiting benefits after leading Team USA to the gold medal in London.
Sure, Coach K wasn’t on the July recruiting trail following players like 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Lee of Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley, but every time he texts Duke targets like Lee, Julius Randle and Austin Nichols he can mention that he just spoke with Kobe, LeBron, KD or Melo.
“He was saying on Sunday that he was talking to me two minutes after [talking to] Kobe,” Lee said from the Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif. “And then he started talking about me while he was talking to Kobe. It was great.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Count Robert Hubbs among those impressed with Coach K’s ability to recruit and coach Team USA at the same time.
“Yes, he texted me [Thursday], said they had two more wins to go to get the gold and I said good luck to him,” the 6-foot-5 Hubbs, a shooting guard out of Dyer County (Tenn.), told SNY.tv in the above video interview Friday at the Gauchos Gym in anticipation of Saturday’s Big Strick Classic. To read more of this story, click here
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — When the Nike Global Challenge began here at Episcopal High School on Friday, virtually every high-major college coach in the nation descended upon the elite prep school.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has been busy in Las Vegas preparing Team USA for a gold medal run at the London Olympics.
Coach K will actually be a few miles from the Nike event beginning Saturday, when Team USA trains in Washington, D.C., in preparation for Monday’s exhibition against Brazil at the Verizon Center. To read more of this story, click here