After a devastating loss to Lehigh and a disappointing recruiting season, the Duke Blue Devils and Cameron Crazies need Amile Jefferson—but Amile Jefferson also needs Duke.
A case can be made that Duke is the best school for any recruit. The same case can be made for another handful of schools and national powerhouses when it comes to college basketball, but Duke has a few unique advantages.
Before I continue, I would like it to be heard that I do not have an inside track as to what Jefferson wants in the short-term, long-term, education, popularity and so on. My list of reasons that make Duke the best fit is based upon Jefferson wanting a full college career while considering more than just basketball. There is no other way to assume a recruits' intentions unless specifically stated.
Also, I will not compare Duke to North Carolina State, Kentucky or any other school Jefferson is considering. I feel that every school has something special to offer a recruit, I just believe Duke has more.