Dukan to choose from four schools

With signing day just 72 hours away, Deerfield, Ill. forward Duje Dukan has wrapped up his official visits and is ready to narrow down his list of favorites, and ultimately sign a letter of intent with the school of his choice as early as Wednesday. Dukan's last official visit was to Tempe and he talked to Devils Digest about his experience.

"I met with President Crow, the Athletic Director Miss Lisa Love and obviously with Coach Sendek and the players," said the 6-8.5 200 Duje Dukan. "We talked about the school and the basketball program. We toured the campus…it was definitely a good experience.

"I came in with an open mind and really didn't know what to expect. Overall, everything on the trip impressed me."

Dukan got to see ASU's scrimmage versus New Mexico and said that he could see himself fitting in the Sun Devils' style of play.

"It definitely suits me well," Dukan said of ASU's offense. "It gives you a lot of freedom and allows players to read the defense. It's not that structured and it's letting players just go out there and have fun."

Dukan visited Wisconsin, which was his latest offer, just a couple of days before visiting the Sun Devils.

"It was different first of all because I only spent one day at Wisconsin and two days at ASU," the forward explained. "It was a good visit and got to do a lot of the same stuff. The weather was obviously completely different, same with the playing styles. But I had a good experience in both."

Throughout the recruiting process Dukan has never tipped his hand as to what his intentions or preferences are and he didn't waiver from that stand during our interview. He said that he considering all four schools he visited, and aside from the tandem of aforementioned schools that list also includes New Mexico and George Washington.

"I'm going to sleep on it tonight," Dukan said, "and I'm going down to sit with family tomorrow (Monday) and see where we are at. I have some ideas which schools I like better but I haven't narrowed it down yet. We could take a couple of days until we decide.

"I haven't decided if I'm going to sign this month (during the early signing period) or in April. To be honest, at this point I don't know. We'll see how everything plays out."

New Mexico and George Washington have been recruiting Dukan longer than ASU and Wisconsin, but at the same time are obviously smaller conferences. Nonetheless, those are factors that the forward claims won't make a big impact on his decision.

"As long as it is a program where I fit in and flourish with a good coaching staff and players," Dukan said, "and make a run to a national championship, it really doesn't matter to me who the program is. As long as we can get the job done."


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