Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/29/11
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 gua...
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