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2018 David Duke Talks Recruiting; Schools Working Hardest

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David Duke, the 6-foot-5 combo guard from Cushing (MA) Academy, told D1Vision on Sunday that Providence, Virginia Tech, Florida and Virginia are among the schools recruiting him the hardest. He broke down each school:

Providence: “Coach [Ed] Cooley is a great guy, who shows me that I’m their top recruit and he has a great record of developing his point guards to get them NBA ready.”

Virginia Tech: Buzz [Williams] has built Virginia Tech up by doing all the right things and he recruits players who play hard. I like their playing style and he also has told me that they’re on me hard as one of their top recruits.”

Florida: “I love how they play and I’ve built a relationship with their coaches. They have a good situation for me there. They see my potential and say they can develop me.”

Virginia: “Coach [Tony] Bennett and his staff have picked up their recruitment within the past couple weeks and he’s told me I’m their top recruit as a guard. They also have a unique situation there for me.  They’re a great academic school as well as their athletics.”

Duke later mentioned that Villanova, Kansas, and Indiana should be included among schools that have been recruiting him the hardest. He broke down each school for D1VISION:

Villanova: “They have me as a top recruit. They believe [Jalen] Brunson will be leaving which creates an opportunity for me.”

Indiana: “They have shown great interest and [although] they have commits in the class, they are looking for a guard. They believe I fit well in their system.”

Kansas: “They’ve had a lot of success with their guards in past years and they play at the highest level of basketball. They play hard and fast and most importantly are known for winning.”

According to 247Sports, Duke is ranked as the No. 47 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 2 player from the state of Massachusetts. He currently holds more than 20 offers but may cut his list soon.

“There’s no set time,” said Duke on when he may cut his list. “But I’ll say couple more weeks before I even think about cutting it.”

Playing with Mass Rivals on the Adidas Gauntlett, Duke has averaged 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists, through six games. Duke’s teammate with Mass Rivals, AJ Reeves, committed to Providence last month.

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