Duke Basketball Recruiting: Coach K Lands First Juco Prospect

Mike KlineAnalyst IMarch 16, 2010

Mike Krzyzewski has just boldly gone where he has never gone before: Junior College for a recruit.

On Tuesday, Duke secured a verbal commitment from Juco player Carrick Felix from the College of Southern Idaho. It was the first time Krzyzewski has ever offered a scholarship to a player from a Junior College.

The Duke website Bluedevilnation.net and Scout.com are reporting the commitment following Felix's post ACC Tournament visit with the Blue Devils Team.

He reportedly met with academic advisors on Monday and the announcement of his commitment came first through his Facebook page.

Felix is a 6'6", very athletic swing man who brings a solid defensive work ethic along with an offensive skill set that should help Duke.

Because of Felix's status as a Junior College player he will still have three years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play right away.

He joins incoming freshman Kyrie Irving, Joshua Hairston, Tyler Thornton, and Seth Curry, who has been sitting out his transfer year, in Duke's class of 2010. He is expected to be the last addition to that class.

Felix is expected to help Duke's athleticism and help soften the blow if Kyle Singler decides to forgo his senior season for the NBA.

Felix is reported to be an excellent student and should have no trouble meeting Duke's stringent academic requirements.