Jul 13, 2013; North Augusta, SC, USA; Houston Hoops player Justise Winslow (20) drives to the basket while being defended by Texas Titans player D.J. Hogg (8) during the Nike Peach Jam at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Justise Winslow commits to Duke Blue Devils; No. 1 class likely set


The Duke Blue Devils are assembling one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time after getting a commitment from five star small forward Justise Winslow today. Winslow, a 6-foot-6 small forward from St. John’s (Texas), is ranked No. 11 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2014. He’s a versatile prospect capable of doing a little of everything. committed to Duke over the Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins. His commitment is going to give Duke insurmountable lead for nation’s No. 1 class in 2014.

Many felt coming into today that Duke was currently in the lead for Winslow after having landed Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor this past Friday.Winslow spent part of his summer with Jahlil Okafor in Prague with USA’s team that won the gold medal in the FIBA U19 World Championship, and there was talk this summer of those three teaming together in college.  Winslow joins Okafor (No. 1) and Jones (No. 5) in Duke’s 2014 class. But that’s not all. The Blue Devils also have a commitment from Grayson Allen, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Florida. He’s no slouch, either, ranked No. 30 in the 247Sports Composite.

Winslow has been getting public pressure from Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones to join them at Duke. Both players announced their decision to play for Coach K last Friday, and in the days since have used Twitter to try to goad him into playing basketball at Duke. Okafor’s father was the one starting that chorus. Winslow even took an official visit with Okafor and Jones to Duke in late October.

It looks like they will do just that and help Duke become the national championship favorites next season.



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