Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 1:17 pm  |  13 responses

Duke Lands Sharpshooter Matt Jones

Duke picked up its first commitment for the class of 2013 on Monday night when DeSoto’s (TX) Matt Jones verbally pledged to join the Blue Devils through Twitter. Jones, a 6-4 two-guard, is known for his deadly shooting touch, especially from the perimeter. A top-25 recruit, Jones’ AAU teammate Julius Randle is rated as SLAM’s 2nd best junior in America. Will he also end up playing for coach Mike Krzyzewski? — they are recruiting him. Either way, Jones is a huge gain for Duke and a high profile prospect. From the Fayetteville Observer: “The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Jones, who is from DeSoto, Texas, was also considering North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Kansas, according to [Dave] Telep. “In his mind he knew what he wanted to do,” Telep said. “When that happens, the right thing to do is not waste anybody else’s time because the second-best thing after a yes is a no so the other schools can move on.”Duke, with only one senior on its current roster, has signed just one player – shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon – from the Class of 2012. The Blue Devils are still pursuing small forward Shabazz Muhammad, ranked first overall in his class, and power forward Tony Parker.”

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  • http://myspace.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    I’ve always hated Duke till this year (my little cuz is a sophomore there now on the Lacross team) but for some reason their 4-guard rotation this year got me on the mf bandwagon!!!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I could’ve sworn Shabazz Muhammad was a shooting guard…

  • Enigmatic

    I hate Duke, but Coach K knows what the eff he’s doing.
    He always makes sure to keep more than a few sharpshooters on hand.
    Last Duke game I seen it was bombs away as usual.

  • @Deknowz

    I really don’t like that team. If coach K had the US national team in Blue Devil uniforms I would instantly lose interest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    Shabazz is the point Jeremy Lamb is the shooting guard

  • idiot

    @Gametimeweezy – You are thinking of Shabbazz Napier at UCONN.

  • rkirby

    @Gametimeweezy shabazz muhammad, not to be confused with shabbaz napier, the starting pg for the uconn huskies

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    oh yup my bad

  • Ryan

    Lots of people hate Duke because, “jealousy is a motherfu…”

  • Tre

    Man they need athletes… As seen in the game tonight… But I pray that duke gets Muhammad because he quolls give them much needed size at the two along with Rivers and curry next year…

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    lol when i read “Matt Jones” i think of this. who’s with me? http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3481361

  • bambam

    OK people it seems like WE ALL HATE duke except Ryan, so Ryan can ride the yellow bus. Truth is Duke will always get good players its duke for crying out loud, but the players don’t stay 4yrs ie..Kentucky. Now who seen Duke get there blue devil ASS whipped by OHIO STATE?

  • Ryan

    And who has ever seen Ohio St. win a championship??? Not me. But I remember all of Dukes… 1960, been a while huh