There are a select few players out there whom Duke is recruiting who are not on the Nike EYBL Circuit, and Milwaukee native Kavon Looney (Class of 2014, 6-7) is one of those prospects. I was finally able to see Looney live during the recent NBAPA Top 100 Camp, and all the raves I have heard about his play were deserved. What I saw in Looney is a kid who hustled non-stop and was very active, always seeming to be around the ball. Within the first five minutes of sitting down to view him. he blocked successive shots on one defensive possession and hustled to take care of any garbage or putbacks. I usually like to watch five full games of any prospect before trying to break down his game, but it didn’t take that many views of Looney for me to realize why Duke is so high on him. The Blue Devils are certainly in the mix for Looney and it is clear that there is mutual admiration here per his comments, but this race is a hotly-contested one. Looney confirmed to Blue Devil Nation that he would indeed narrow his list of schools just after the July 4th holiday, and there is little reason to think Duke will not make that cut. There is little not to like about this young man’s game, especially his desire and hustle. With that said, premium members can read the full interview below, and I will talk more about Looney and further break down his game on the BDN Premium message boards if there are any questions.
How would you describe your game in your own words?
I play hard and I am versatile and I try to be tough and smart out there.
I’m hearing you are ready to cut your list to five schools. When will that decision actually take place?
Yes, I will cut my list to five on July 5th.
Who will play important roles in your decision-making process?
My parents and
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