Visitor Profile: Justise Winslow

After making his decision in November, Texas five star wing Justise Winslow is on campus in Durham, visiting Duke for the game against Virginia.

Sources confirmed that Justise Winslow, the five star small forward commitment from Houston, is visiting Duke through Monday. Ranked as the nation's No. 4 small forward and a top 10 overall prospect, Winslow committed to Duke back on November 21st.

At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Winslow will immediate challenge for a spot at the top of the Blue Devils' rotation along with his classmates Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Grayson Allen. And while most people would assume that any player that is likely to occupy the wing in Durham would be a dynamite shooter, it is actually the rest of Winslow's game that will have the coaches singing his praises.

"He's a fantastic player for myriad reasons," said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Rob Harrington," "his slashing, rebounding, finishing in traffic, defensive prowess, ability to play tall and intense style — but three-point shooting remains an aspect he must improve."

With Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker likely opting for the NBA Draft in June, Harrington says a player like Winslow will provide a healthy shot in the arm as Duke looks to replace the departed firepower.

"One observation I find myself making repeatedly this season is that the NCAA's new officiating emphasis on cleaner play has made slashers more valuable. Players like Winslow with explosive first steps are drawing more trips to the free throw line and applying greater pressure to defenses."


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