Parker to Visit Duke, Anya to Trip to N.C. State

Adam Zagoria

As reported earlier today on my Twitter, two of the top prospects in the Class of 2013 — Jabari Parker and Beejay Anya — will take key official visits to ACC schools at the end of October.

The 6-foot-8 Parker, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, will take an official visit to Duke the weekend of Oct. 27, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told SNY.tv.

Duke and Michigan State have long been considered the frontrunners for the Chicago Simeon forward. To read more of this story, click here

Semi Ojeleye to Duke

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

Coach K's Gold With Team USA Impressed Marcus Lee

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

Marcus Lee Sets Duke Visit

Marcus Lee was one of several recruits impressed this summer with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s ability to simultaneously coach Team USA and stay in contact with recruits.

Lee described Coach K as having “crazy energy” when he does text recruits.

“Even when we’re texting I have to use way too many exclamation points just to keep up,” Lee said this summer.

Now Lee will get a chance to meet with Coach K in person when the 6-foot-9 forward from Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley visits Duke Oct. 27-28. To read more of this story, click here

Austin Nichols Setting Visits, May Sign Late

Memphis Briarcrest Christian forward Austin Nichols is working on setting up his official visits and could potentially sign late if he can’t settle on a school early, his father told SNY.tv. Friday.

“We would like to commit early but I don’t know if that will happen,” Mark Nichols said. “It could be late. If one of these official visits doesn’t slap us in the face, we may be late with it.”

The 6-8, 215-pound Nichols has a tentative official set for Virginia Sept. 8, his father said.

“But the thing is we haven’t talked to Virginia because they’re out of the country,” he added. To read more of this story, click here

Robert Hubbs Impressed Coach K Can Recruit & Coach Team USA At Same Time

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

Coach K Getting 'Cooler' With Recruits While Coaching Team USA

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.

Except one.

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