Amile Jefferson commits to Duke; more spring signing period notes
Wednesday was the final day of the spring signing period. Now, there is a dead period, with no visits and no evaluations, until May 27. It puts a temporary cap on the recruiting scene. It also provides a chance to analyze many of the nation's top classes.
Here's a look at the biggest stories from each of the six power conferences, starting with a huge get in Durham, N.C.
Duke really needed to add at least one interior player to its 2012 class. And though it took them until one day before the end of the signing period, the Blue Devils added a much-needed prospect by landing
Ranked No. 36 nationally, the 6-foot-8 power forward is a versatile player that can help Duke in a number of ways. He's not the biggest, strongest or most athletic big, but Jefferson is certainly among the smartest. He understands how to use different angles, contort his body around the rim and finish along either baseline. Best of all, he's unselfish. He generates stats by doing the dirty work and playing fundamentally sound.
Add Jefferson with five-star shooting guard
ACC rival Virginia Tech wasn't as fortunate this week. Four-star big man
Several Big East teams remain in the hunt for four-star center
According to class of 2013 four-star combo guard
Illinois recently hosted 2014 small forward
Over the last few days, Indiana hosted 2013 shooting guard
Not to be overlooked, Minnesota has offered 2015 forward
Kansas recently hosted three-star shooting guard
Kansas also remains in the running for South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris. No timetable has been set for his decision, but the 6-foot-9 sophomore has visited both the Jayhawks and Florida. By all indications, those are the only two programs in consideration.
Arizona State scored a wing from the class of 2013 Wednesday, with 6-foot-4 shooting guard
Given his latest academic update, point guard
Elsewhere in the SEC, Alabama hoped that 2012 five-star prospect
• New Mexico added a late signee in 6-foot-4 shooting guard
• Marshall picked up another nice piece from the 2012 class in
• Fresno State scored a great final day addition in