Four monumental decisions made Friday a red-letter day in NCAA basketball recruiting. Duke is obviously celebrating after landing top-four talents Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, but the effects of their choice (plus those of Cliff Alexander and Stanley Johnson) go far beyond Durham.
Indeed, one coach who has to be frustrated with the day’s results is 2,500 miles beyond Durham, at USC. Andy Enfield put his rebuilding program onto Johnson’s list of finalists, but by whiffing on the California native, he lost a huge opportunity for a statement win off the court.
Herein, a closer look at Enfield and the rest of the non-Blue Devils who will reap the biggest rewards and the worst regrets from Friday’s big announcements.