Amile Jefferson: Duke Is the Best Fit for Top Recruit
With Amile Jefferson set to possibly make his decision sometime in the next few weeks (via TimesHerald.com), Duke and NC State are the top two options for one of the most coveted recruits in college basketball.
Whoever he decides to join, Jefferson can easily make either team better.
But one question still remains: Who is the best fit for Jefferson in regards to becoming a better basketball player and having a brighter future in the sport?
That is easily Duke, and here's why.
Head coach Mike Kryzewski is easily one of the best coaches in the entire sport. Having won four national championships, Duke's head coach has a winning pedigree rarely seen in the NCAA.
Fundamentals are always key to Coach K and having him on your bench means you will learn all the important ins and outs of the game. If you're looking to learn the right way to play the game, Coach K is the man to teach you that.
Jefferson's career and future as a complete player will depend heavily on his coach. He'd be doing himself a disservice in that department if he didn't choose Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils.
Duke is one of the top programs in the country and along with that comes more attention. NC State is a nice school, but they hardly garner the attention that their in-state rivals do.
With more attention comes a brighter spotlight and much more people watching you. If Jefferson has hopes of playing in the NBA one day, he'll get no better stage to prove his skills on than with Duke.
While Jefferson could grab people's attention with the Wolf Pack, he can dominate that same attention as a member of Duke.
Better chance to win
Every college basketball player wants to win and while the Wolf Pack will sport a solid team next season, the Blue Devils will sport one of the best in the nation as they annually do.
Granted, Coach K's teams haven't had much success in the NCAA tournament lately, but that doesn't mean they won't be favorites once again to win it all. Jefferson's presence on this team will greatly help that cause.
Big games on big stages is the type of pressure that can make or break a future pro basketball player. Not to mention, if Jefferson can perform well on the big stage, that can only help his future draft stock.
Being with Duke gives him a better chance to do all these things.
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