Patrick Tape, a transfer from Columbia, has one year of eligibility left, and he chose to use it by playing for the Duke Blue Devils.
Tape averaged 11.3 ppg to go with 5.9 rebounds and 1 block per game for Columbia. He stands 6-10, 230 pounds will give the Blue Devils some depth in the post position.
Proximity played a role in his decision, where Tape is from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tape spoke with ESPN saying, "It was really just being close to home and having my family come see me, the excellent tradition they have there, and the opportunity to play for the best coach of all time,"
Duke is expected to lose Vernon Carey Jr. to the NBA and is already down two frontcourt players due to graduation in Jack White and Javin DeLaurier.
The word on Tape is that he developed into a solid post presence and rim protector. He is aggressive and physical but rarely if ever shoots from the perimeter.