Monday, July 30, 2007

Duke's #1 Basketball Class

It's hardly news that Duke would have a good recruiting class coming in, but sure seems like they needed one. This class looks fantastic, although I'm not sure they've solved their point guard woes.

By Bill Cole

The most dominant basketball program in the ACC during the past 10 years needed a jolt of talent, energy and new blood after a sub-par finish in 2006-07.

And Coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke appears to have succeeded on all counts.

His latest recruiting class has three players - forward Kyle Singler, wing shooter Taylor King and guard Nolan Smith - but each is among the top players in the country at his position.

Krzyzewski came up short at the end of the recruiting year when forward Patrick Patterson decided on Kentucky in May. Recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons still ranked Duke’s Class No. 1 in the ACC. Full Story...