Let me start with a little talk of the “coming” new site. We should have it up and running within ten days, but it will be a work in progress. It may look similar to this one at first, but will undergo a face lift. The goal is to get the premium section up and running asap. I appreciate your patience of late with concerns to this issue.
You have to love the way David Cutcliffe and staff are recruiting. We will cover football more once the dust clears. In fact, I will be at the Duke kickoff lunch this Sunday and will give you the skinny. FWIW, there are two more names which should surface or commit by next week, making it 21. They will save a few offers, like other schools do for the big guns which commit at the last minute. That is unless they get who they want now and move on to 2010. A new scoreboard is about to go up in the closed end of the horseshoe. We’ll show you a pic soon.
[private]I have been informed that the Duke Basketball Staff has turned their focus to the class of 2010. That, of course, does not include Kenny Boynton. They stay in contact with the Boyntons and will do so throughout the Olympic Games. Terrell Vincent is out at this point which should free him to go to Villanova. If Duke misses on Boynton, they will see who is still out there, meaning maybe Nick Russell. They are still evaluating Jamil Wilson and he is the only kid which could get an offer at this time.
Kenny Boynton hit a go ahead three pointer with 38 seconds remaining to give defending champ Team Breakdown (6-0) a 61-59 victory against the Richmond Squires in U-17 play.Team Breakdown will play Philly Pride in a quarterfinal today at 11:30 a.m. The semifinals will be today at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. There will be 2:30 p.m. final Friday should they advance This ends the AAU season for Boynton and Knight. I will keep you informed and should have a final from his last game shortly. Nate James is keeping tabs on Boynton and Knight.
Despite the questioning at DBR, I can assure you that Brandon Knight does have an official offer.
The scoreboard is here! The new scoreboard is going up in Cameron Indoor Stadium as I type. It will be finished next week. It of course will have video screens. Also, there are planners about talking of Wallace Wade changes.
And then there is 09′s Thomas Robinson … Duke is evaluating him, b ut the genral feeling is that they could be late. There could also be other issues which would make it so Duke could not offer.
As for Tyler Thorton and Josh Hairston, well, Duke hope to get them both soon. If one commits, look for the other one shortly behind. Georgetown is the team which came hard after both players once Duke offered.[/private]