Another Southern Durham Big To Miami

Julian Gamble isn't the same player he was during the high school season for Southern Durham. This summer he's elevated his game and now he's a committed player to an ACC program.

The Miami Hurricanes accepted a verbal commitment from one of the surprises to emerge out of the Las Vegas Big Time. Julian Gamble, a 6-foot-9 center out of Southern Durham High in Durham, N.C., committed to play for Frank Haith's Hurricanes after listening to pitches from a number of schools, including Tennessee.

For Gamble, who stood a shade over 6-7 and just 215 pounds during the high school season, it's a dream come true to play at this level.

"No, I never even thought about it," Gamble said. "I realized my dream when I went down to Miami (and played in the Breakdown Shootout) a couple of weeks back. After it's all over it's still kind of a dream. It's a great opportunity to get in there, work hard and win some championships."

Gamble ran with In The Zone during the Breakdown tournament and was picked up by the World Wide Renegades for the Big Time in Vegas. Miami spotted him early in the month, chased him to Vegas and L.A. and pounced on him for a commitment.

Gamble's pledge isn't the first time Southern Durham has produced an ACC player. David Noel attended the school and so did Anthony King, a current member of the Hurricanes team.

"Miami, it's a great school. Anthony King is a good guy and a great player. Southern is a good school and Miami's a good school."

And now Miami has welcomed Gamble to Coral Gables keeping that pipeline with Southern alive.

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