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August 4, 2014
Jeter commits to Duke
The wait finally ended on Monday night when the 6-foot-10 center from Las Vegas Findlay Prep made official what has been speculated since he completed his visit to Durham, Jeter will be a Blue Devil.
"I took a lot of time to evaluate my decision and I took visits to all the schools on my list and I feel I was really comfortable with my decision. I will be attending Duke University to be a Blue Devil," Jeter told ESPNU after getting 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in an Adidas Nations game. "I just love the feel of the environment and Cameron Indoor is a great environment. I felt like that is the right place for me."
Currently ranked as the No. 8 player in the class of 2015, Jeter has long been a primary target for the Duke staff.
It's easy to see why, too. Jeter can run the floor, he is a very good scorer with eiter hand around the basket -- often via jump hooks -- and he has potential to extend his scoring range out to at least 15 feet.
A good athlete with a big frame to grow into, Jeter is an outstanding rebounder and a good positional defender. Bigs who have brute strength and bulk can give him trouble at times, but it isn't anything that a little dedicated work in a college level weight room can't solve.
Though it took a little longer than initially anticipated for Jeter to make his announcement, he has still gotten things out of the way relatively early and Mike Krzyzewski and his staff can rest a little easier knowing that Jeter is in the fold.
This weekend, the Blue Devils will put their best foot forward in hopes of luring a third five-star prospect to Durham when they host 6-foot-9 small forward Brandon Ingram on an official visit.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.