Prospect Austin Nichols picks up Duke offer

The Duke Men’s Basketball staff has been on the road and the first offer of the AAU season came today, going to Austin Nichols of Briarcrest Christian High School in Memphis.  Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski gave the 6-9 Tennessee native a call just moments ago according to Nichols’ twitter site and BDN has confirmed the offer is legitimate.

Coach K went to see Nichols play on Friday during a pit stop before the Nike EYBL in Minneapolis.  The head Duke man apparantely like what he saw thus the offer to Nichols who is in next seasons class of 2013.  Many scouts feel he can play the forward and center position at the next level.

Duke joins Memphis, Texas and Florida as teams that have offered or showed passionate interest and more schools are likely to come in.