December 3, 2007

Duke targets Vinson

The Duke basketball coaching staff has placed an early emphasis on not only bringing in multiple post presences for the class of 2009, but also pulling in an athletic wing player that can flourish in the Blue Devils system.

While early on it was believed that Hollis Thompson could be that guy, Duke turned its efforts elsewhere when it became evident he would be heading to Georgetown. Although that was certainly an unfortunate outcome, it may work out for the best, as there may just be a better fit still waiting in the wings.

That better fit is perhaps 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward Terrell Vinson from Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian.

Because Vinson's stepfather handles the intricacies of his recruitment, he is unaware of an offer from Duke, or any other program for that matter. However, he is extremely cognizant of the Blue Devils' overall interest.

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