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Duke is also in the running to land another elite prospect, and he goes by the name of Amile Jefferson. Out of the Philadelphia area, Jefferson has the makings of a great power forward.
At 6'8'', Jefferson can bang down low with the best of them and can occasionally step outside to bury a mid-range jumper. With the benefit of a college weight room, you get the sense that Jefferson can eventually become a dominant frontcourt player at the next level.
Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils have long been thought to be the front-runners to land Jefferson, which makes sense. After all, Duke has always had a presence in the City of Brotherly Love.
They lured former Duke star Gerald Henderson out of Philly, and Kobe Bryant would’ve been a Blue Devil had he attended college. But now it appears that another team of blue is in serious contention to attract Jefferson: Kentucky.
If you don’t believe me, just ask Garrett Tucker over at nationofblue.com. According to him, prominent Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne is gaining more influence over Jefferson as the days towards the spring signing progress.
With that said, expect Jefferson to don the blue of either Duke or Kentucky in the fall.