...the aggressive pursuit for Jefferson by the Duke's coach himself played a crucial part on the player's decision.
Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
McDonald's All American senior Amile Jefferson has ended his prolonged recruitment, said a report from espn.go.com. The 6-foot-7 forward decided to join the Duke Blue Devils. And as shared by GreenBeanBuddy.com, the aggressive pursuit for Jefferson by the Duke's coach himself played a crucial part on the player's decision.
According to the report, Jefferson came close to ending up with another school during the early period of the recruitment. The reason was that the Duke for a period of time concentrated on recruiting players at other positions, it was said. However, after the early signing period passed, the Blue Devils vigorously renewed their interest on Jefferson and it paid off, said the report.
Jefferson averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds a game as a senior McDonald All American player, the report detailed. During the NBA Top 100 Camp the previous year, he was the scoring leader and on ESPN Recruiting Nation Top 100, he ranked at no.25, added the report.
Here's an excerpt from a post entitled Amile Jefferson Signed With Duke by GreenBeanBuddy.com.
“At 6-foot-7 with an average of 19 points and 10 rebounds a game, Amile Jefferson surely makes a power player. And with his impressive playing record, it's not a wonder why university basketball teams are competing over him. However, the battle for his signature is now over. That's because Jefferson on Tuesday decided to go for Duke University.
Before ending his prolonged recruitment though, Jefferson came close to choosing other schools. That's because for a time being, Duke concentrated on recruiting players at other positions. Nonetheless, during the middle of his senior year, the university came back pursuing him. And as they say, the rest was history and he will now join his fellow McDonald's All-American, Rasheed Sulaimon.
Read more about Amile Jefferson Decided to Play with Duke at: http://www.greenbeanbuddy.com/1923/dukes-pursuit-amile-jefferson-recruit/
Given that Amile Jefferson is a power forward, sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com said that the Duke Blue Devils surely had found a critical piece to their team. However, how much of a help he will be to the Blue Devils is still left unknown until the next season, the site commented.
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