It was no real surprise when Tyler Adams [6-9, 250 Brandon, Mississippi] pulled the trigger to play his college basketball at Duke University making him the second commitment in the class of 2011, the other being Michael Gbinije. You learned from BDN last week that Coach Krzyzewski and Nate James dropped in on Adams for an open gym and that was pretty much the clincher.
With Adams Duke fills a need in the middle in that Adams is a back to the basket, true post player which is rare these days. Adams told BDN that he was honored that Duke started recruiting him last year and he liked the way Coach Krzyzewski told him how he would be used in the system. “I like to bang,” said Adams in the three interviews BDN had with the prospect.
Adams also had high praise for Duke Assistant Coach Nate James who helped him to understand the opportunity at hand. Adams will next participate in the Nike EYBL and once again BDN Premium will cover that event. In fact, we’ll have reports from this weekend’s LeBron James Shooting Stars event by this evening, so check back in.