It has been a while since we reported on the transfer situation, but it has been pretty quiet on that front, but now we know the landing spot for at least one. Former Blue Devil Michael Gbinije has announced that he will commit to Syracuse. The decision was apparently reached Friday night. Several credible sources reported the transfer on Twitter.
Mark Watson of Blue Devil Nation tweeted that "Gbinije to Syracuse. Hate to have to root against him and face him but ..."
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I'd have to agree, I would have rather not seen Gbinije transfer to a school that the Blue Devils would end up having to play with any regularity but Syracuse will be joining the ACC just in time for Gbinije to become eligible to play in the 2013-2014 season.
Syracuse is getting an athletic wing/guard who I felt had a great amount of potential. Unfortunately that potential was never realized at Duke. After just a season of limited playing time, not that uncommon for freshman.
While the school hasn't made any official announcements it appears it is going to happen and Blue Devil fans unfortunately will be seeing Gbinije again, just in an Orange jersey. Here is wishing Mike the best of luck against everybody but Duke.
In other news on Twitter, Wayne Gooch of Blue Devil Reign.com tweeted that Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood is slated to visit Duke in the next two weeks.
Hood's parent's had recently said he would not take any visits until after he was finished with his school for the semester. Hood an athletic wing/forward announced his transfer after the Bulldogs had a change in coaches.
Apparently Hood grew up a Duke fan as a kid so there is a lot of hope among the Blue Devil fan base that, that might persuade him to come to Durham. However, if you've ever followed recruiting, childhood fandom doesn't always equate to commitment to said school.
Duke could use a guy of Hood's athleticism. He averaged double figures as a freshman at Mississippi State this season.
Stay tuned on more recruiting news and updates on Hood's potential visit.
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