By JACK LeGWIN
Dusan Kovacevic is primed for a huge year.
At 6-foot-10, the Serbian senior big man from Rabun Gap (GA) can do a little bit of everything, and some of the best programs in the nations have taken notice. When Kovacevic was asked what he thought sparked all of the recent interest, he had a definitive answer.
“I think it’s because I’m very skilled,” Kovacevic told SNY.tv. “Not a lot of guys at 6-foot-10 can do what I do.” To read more of this story, click here
BY: CHIP MILLER
Trevon Duval, a 2017 point guard from Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict’s Prep, picked up an offer from Syracuse on Thursday, he reported via Twitter.
Duval is one of the top point guards in the 2017 class, rated No. 2 at his position by 247Sports and the No. 8 point guard in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
The Syracuse offer comes just under a month after he received an offer from Louisville and Coach Rick Pitino.
The 6-3 Duval also holds offers from UConn, Rutgers, SMU, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Miami and Seton Hall, among others.
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By JACK LeGWIN
Tony Bradley has been offered by North Carolina a week after scoring 36 points in front of Roy Williams in a 74-56 win over Auburndale. Bradley is one of the top players in Florida regardless of class.
At 6-foot-10, the Class of 2016 big man from Bartow (FL) is very efficient around the basket, with extremely good hands and touch. While not overly explosive, he runs the floor very well, rebounds to his size and can step out and hit the foul line jumper. To read more of this story, click here
Duke doesn’t play again until Monday, and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is clearly using this week to recruit.
This past Monday, Coach K and assistants Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer visited 2016 guard Tyus Battle at Gill St. Bernard’s.
And on Tuesday, Coach K and Scheyer were in the stands to watch 2016 St. Louis Chaminade guard Jayson Tatum, the No. 1 player in the Class according to 247Sports composite rankings. To read more of this story, click here
Harry Giles, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2016, reiterated in his USA Today blog that he wants to package to a college with fellow 2016 studs Jayson Tatum and Dennis Smith Jr.
“I haven’t really told y’all about the package deal that I mentioned before with myself, Dennis Smith and Jayson Tatum, but it’s definitely something that’s still on the table,” he wrote. “We’re talking about it from time to time and we’re gonna start talking about it more and more from this point on to see where everybody’s at with it. I know we all want to play together so we’ll see how onboard everybody is soon.”
The 6-8 Tatum recently told SNY.tv that six schools were working the hardest for him — Arizona, Saint Louis, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri. And Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski watched him on Tuesday night, one night after meeting with 2016 New Jersey guard Tyus Battle. To read more of this story, click here
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski visited Tyus Battle for the second time on Monday night, demonstrating that the 6-foot-6 Battle is a major priority for the Blue Devils going forward.
Coach K came to Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s with assistants Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer to see Battle, ranked No. 14 by ESPN.com in the Class of 2016.
“We like a Duke a lot, what’s not to like?” Gary Battle, the player’s father, told SNY.tv after the visit. “They’re playing some great basketball right now. Coach K is very good at adapting to his players. Obviously, it’s a great academic school, that’s important to us, important to Tyus.” To read more of this story, click here
Kevin Ollie, the head coach of reigning national champion UConn, has approached former Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey about re-recruiting him.
The 6-foot-4 Dorsey played with current UConn freshman Daniel Hamilton at Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco and the two players are “good friends,” Jerrid Dorsey, Tyler’s father, told SNY.tv Monday evening.
“We like UConn, it makes it real attractive,” Jerrid said by phone. “We’re just trying to see where Tyler’s going to really be comfortable at. Not just at UConn, but to one school in general where he can go in and help and do what he does.”
He added: “We’re trying to talk a little bit [with Ollie] and see if it works because we do have five other schools that we’ve been talking to for a little while, so we’re just trying to see if a visit works.”
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