There are many fans who just insist that the sky is falling with Duke recruiting. Well, they should be singing a happy tune now for Duke received a commitment from Atlantic Shores star, Andre Dawkins on Thursday evening. Dawkins was fresh off a visit on Monday and could hardly wait to make his decision after being blown away by his visit and an offer.
Dawkins was the conference POY as a sophomore in a tough Tidewater league.
Duke was Dawkins' dream school growing up and for what it's worth, he is friends with Josh Hairston, playing one season of AAU ball with him. Dawkins is a 6-4 shooting guard with a sweet stroke, good handle and a lot of upside.
We hinted that Dawkins was a virtual lock earlier tonight on the premium message board. Shortly after that, he called the coaches who are in Las Vegas with the good news. I am dropping some more hints as to the next commitment to members of BDN Premium.
Dawkins plays for Boo Williams Senior team, the only underclassman on one of AAU's best squads. He is the first player to sign with the Blue Devils for the class of 2010. While Duke lost McDonald, they gained Dawkins and it was a dream come true for a great young man who has quite a bit of talent on the hardwood.
Factoids - Metro Conference Player of the Year. First Metro Conference player to make All-Tidewater since 1998. Averaged 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and shot 42 percent from 3-point range.