ShabazzMuhammad-220x300

Big night for Duke prospects at City of Palms

The Holiday tournaments are in full swing from now until the new year and Blue Devil Nation Premium is representing.  While I was covering the Blue Devils win over UNC-Greensboro laast evening, our newest deep south correspondent, Travis Boyd, was in Florida for the City of Plams event.  We were simaltanously tweeting for BDN loves being in two places at once and on the scene of all things Duke.

Most of the information goes to BDN Premium, like our latest interview with Ricardo Gathers but here is a breakdown of last evenings action in the sunshine state –

Two of Duke’s primary targets for 2012 and 2013 went off for big games tonight.  Both played with a chip on their shoulder and were competitive with each other from the opening tip.  Shabazz Muhammad faced off againat Julius Randle as Prestonwood took on Bishop Gorman.  The entire Kentucky staff was in attendance for the game as were assistants from UConn, Michigan., Ohio State and Georgetown.

Randle was in aggressive mode hollering “all day” and “get off me” every time he would make a move to the basket.  Muhammad woke up in the 2nd half, 4th quarter especially.  He finished the game with 42 points and 5 rebounds and scored in every way imaginable, be it put-backs, big time dunks, jumpers, floaters, and hook shots.  There is nothing Muhammad can’t do on the offensive end.

Randle had an all around solid game with 26pts 10rbs and 5ast.  Randle showed a much imporoved handle in this game and is developing a scary good jump shot off an at times dizzying crossover.  As he displayed Saturday also, his ability to pass is far beyond other bigs in high school.  He wowed the crowd by running the fast break a few times. Simply said, these prospects can play at another level that most.

In the end, Prestonwood scorec a big 72-63 win.  The action continues today and live updates will be on the BDN Premium Members Message Board as they happen.  Also coming are more interviews with key Duke prospects and talk of the national scene.  Worth noting is the fact that another prospect, Jabari Parker went for a school record 40 points and 15 rebounds last evening.

So take advantage of our 20% off on a yearly rate which is our lowest price ever through Christmas and stay informed!  At 80 bucks for the entire year and full site access, we are talking 22 cents a day here for some of the best information available and as always it’s way ahead of the curve.  Team BDN has assembled a very talented and in the know staff and we’re ready to take you into the new year with us, so get off the fence and join today!