Blue Devil Nation tipped off the masses that Duke came away enamored with California Supreme big man Marcus Lee (6-9, 210) after the Nike EYBL. Coach Mike Krzyzewski called Lee today with an offer which makes the second the Blue Devils have handed out in two days.
We had BDN Recruiting Analyst Andrew Slater on the scene and we made sure he spoke to Lee and that interview is on the way for BDN Premium members. We knew the call was coming and that he would likely earn a coveted offer to Duke and BDN just confirmed it via sources close to the team.
Lee told BDN's Andrew Slater yesterday that he credits volleyball, in terms of jumping, concentration, and being peaceful, with helping his shot blocking. "He's trying to carve out a niche as a shot blocker/rebounder. His brother and uncle will be the point men in his recruitment, " said Slater.
Lee told Slater that he grew up a Carolina fan, but said he's very open to Duke. He has a brother played college ball as well. Distance will not be a factor in his recruitment, but he's looking for a coach that he's comfortable with, like Miles Simon (his AAU coach), and warm weather is a must.
We will have Slaters' complete interview up for BDN Premium members shortly, so check back in.