Indiana among five finalists for four-star guard David Duke

  • 08/14/2017 9:07 pm in

David Duke, a four-star class of 2018 point guard from Cushing Academy (Mass.), released his list of five finalists Monday evening.

Indiana make the cut for Duke along with Florida, Providence, Villanova and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 48 player nationally, according to the 247Composite.

In July, Duke told Inside the Hall that his relationship with Archie Miller and assistant coach Bruiser Flint was a major reason he was considering the Hoosiers.

“They like my game and how hard I play on both sides of the ball,” he explained. “I definitely try to be aggressive – play hard defensively and be tough overall. It would be a good fit. I know Coach (Archie) Miller is a good coach and Coach (Bruiser) Flint is, too.”

The combo guard averaged nine points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game this year on the adidas Gauntlet circuit for Mass Rivals.

In an interview with Rivals.com, Duke explained Indiana’s inclusion on his final list:

“Coach (Archie) Miller has been in touch a lot as well as Coach (Bruiser) Flint and they have both told me that I would fit into their system. They are a great school and Coach Miller has a great record of recruiting over last couple of years.”

Indiana already has two players committed in the class of 2018 – Damezi Anderson and Jerome Hunter. Race Thompson, originally a member of the 2018 class, moved to the 2017 class and will join the program next season as a redshirt.

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  • IUBizmark

    I like this kids game. Would love to see him at IU.

  • inLinE6

    Still hoping to get Darius Garland but I’ll take Duke too.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Alex, hello and where do we stand with 2018 and 2019 scholarships? I know that may not be a fair question but these two recruit classes are loaded and I am hoping the over signing dilemma is over with. Thanks.

  • Matt Humphrey

    Providence bound IMO.

  • MGDC

    Maybe Bruiser’a Massachusetts connection will pay off here.

  • Arch Puddington

    Go to the “scholarships” tab at the top of the page. It lines out exactly how many scholarships are committed for each year, and to whom.

  • BruceA

    Would take this kid in a heartbeat. Garland is obviously next level but would be very surprised if he picks the Hoosiers. I do wonder what Phinisee is thinking right now. It’s refreshing to be in the mix for these kinds of players, though. GO IU!

  • Mark Bando

    I like that we are getting on alot of “finalists” lists.

  • Outoftheloop

    I love both Duke and Dort. IU should get one of them. IU should also get Phinisee. Then hold a scholarship for either Langford or Garland, whoever is ready to commit first! This would make an incredible first recruiting class for Archie with Jerome, Damezi and Race already on board! WOW! Add a third year for DeRon, a fourth year for Juwan, solid improvement from Curtis and Devonte, with real promise from Justin, Clifton and Ali, and the future is “so bright that I have to wear shades”!

  • Outoftheloop

    Interesting, I feel IU, FL and Nova will be his final 3. But I know nothing.

  • Outoftheloop

    But no one “knows” who will be “ready to go Pro”. So Juwan is the only senior for 2019, while DeRon, Curtis and Devonte will be seniors for 2020.

  • Arch Puddington

    We also don’t know who will die in a tragic accident, who will flunk out out of school, who will get kicked off the team for misconduct, or who will transfer. These are self-evident statements that don’t add to or change anything that has been said.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Thanks.

  • bball at nick’s

    A know-nothing? Really? Just like me? LOL. But why not Providence?
    Everyone thinks he’s going to Providence (no pun intended).

  • alex forney

    Based off his highlight video, this kid looks like a stereotypical Louisville guard, meaning he absolutely gets after it defensively, but may not necessarily be a great NBA prospect, but a very solid college basketball player. Was not on my radar before, but would love to have this guy with another classic PF/C.

  • bball at nick’s

    Heaven forbid!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    My thoughts exactly which is why a month ago I posted that this recruiting class is really deep and commits may come faster than normal so no one is left out of their top choice. Numbers game.

  • Outoftheloop

    Obviously you slept through the class on “red herring” arguments. You need to consider the probabilities of those events actually happening.

  • ScoopGeoff

    In totally unrelated recruiting news, I’d like to send a big congratulations to my boy Carter Skaggs for accepting a basketball scholarship to Washington State University!!!

    Go drop 30 on Lavar Ball’s kids!