NBPA: Jeter addresses Duke speculation
The significant development – along with high upside – of 6-foot-10, 225-pound Las Vegas Bishop Gorman center Chase Jeter makes him one of the top prospects in the 2015 class. Although he only spent a day at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Jeter showed that his recent boost into Scout.com's 2015 Top 10 was deserved. Here's Scout.com's evaluation of Jeter from the camp: Jeter only played two games on the first day of camp before USA Basketball called him into Colorado Springs to compete with the 18U team. If those two games were any indication, Jeter would have easy been one of the top players in the camp. He was very efficient around the basket, showed off his right-handed hook shot, drew fouls and was all over the defensive glass. Give this hard-working kid another year of strength and skill development and he'll enter college ready to be pretty productive. Jeter says that there are currently four schools recruiting him the hardest. "I really like Arizona, Duke, UCLA and UNLV," Jeter said. "They have come at me the hardest ever since I trimmed my list. Those four schools are competing but at this point it will just be where I feel most comfortable." The four aforementioned schools have done a good job getting to know Jeter, he said. "I have great relationships with all of them," he said. "I have great relationships with all the coaches and they want me at their schools. I'll just keep building the relationships, talk to them everyday and take it from there. Whenever I feel comfortable, I'll probably make my decision." Knowing the coaches that are recruiting him will play an important role in Jeter's ultimate decision. "Definitely my relationship with the head coach, relationship with the assistants, how comfortable I am with the program, how I feel being away from home - distance plays a factor - and style of play," he said. Although Jeter listed four programs recruiting him the hardest, popular belief is that Duke is the team to beat, a perception he's well aware of. "It's fine," Jeter said. "People are going to make predictions at the end of the day. It's about me so wherever I feel most comfortable is where I'll end up. I don't really feed too much into what people say or predict or any of that. At the end of the day it's where I feel most comfortable." There are several reasons why Jeter likes Duke. "I have a great relationship with Coach K and coach (Jeff) Capel," Jeter said. "I feel comfortable with them as coaches. I got the chance to look at the campus and it's far away from home, definitely, but it was a great experience. "I had the chance to see what they were about; how their style of play was and how they practiced. It was a fun experience."
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