August 14, 2008

Duke adds Kelly back onto the radar

With the AAU basketball circuit complete and most of the Duke coaching staff in China for the 2008 Summer Olympics, things have been relatively quiet on the recruiting front. Despite the slow in activity, there has been some news spreading in the world of Duke basketball recruiting, and by all accounts, it is good news.

Just last week, Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft School five-star power forward Ryan Kelly and his family released a narrowed list of six schools. Surprisingly, the Blue Devils, found their way onto the 6-foot-9, 210 pounder's list which consists of Duke, Georgetown, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. In early February, Kelly emerged as a Duke target, however, with the commitment of Mason Plumlee, it was believed that the Blue Devils would move on to other players. And in fact they did, but during the USA U18 Trials, things changed.

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