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Duke sophomore post Chase Jeter looking to transfer west

Duke sophomore center Chase Jeter announced on Thursday that he will transfer from the Blue Devils programs. What will the former five-star post be looking for in a school this time around?

Chase Jeter is back on the market after the sophomore from Duke announced on Thursday that he would be transferring from the Blue Devils program.

The former Scout five-star post averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14.9 minutes in an injury-riddled sophomore season.

Schools are in the process of requesting Jeter's release from Duke so as of now, there has been no contact between the family and potential programs. However, the family does have an idea of what will be important to him as he goes through a second recruiting process.

"He’s looking for a school big on academics with a great coach who will utilize him correctly in the post and let him venture out and use his outside shot," said Chase's father, Chris Jeter.

The family is focused on moving the former McDonald's All-American from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman to his home region.

"I think the West Coast is good for him," said Jeter. "It’s the best fit for his style of play. We’re looking at the Pac-12 really hard right now. We’re looking at Gonzaga, UCLA, USC, Arizona and Arizona State with the way they utilize their bigs. 

"San Diego State is another one, and of course I’m a UNLV guy. Those are schools we’ve focused on just by watching coaches, watching their bigs and how they’re used."

Of course, Jeter's list is very preliminary and based on schools that they have kept an eye on. Once programs receive Jeter's release and can begin talking with the family, the recruitment will move forward.

"We haven’t started the [communicating with schools] process yet and we’re finishing up with Duke academics still but once that's finished we'll take the next step," said Jeter.

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