Jeter still planning to commit next month?

Chase Jeter played well in Chicago yesterday and spoke with TDD about his recruitment and plans.

CHICAGO -- Things are beginning to wind down in the recruiting process for five-star big man and Las Vegas native Chase Jeter. Although the 6-foot-10 Jeter announced his finalists and has been sitting tight with that list for a little while now, there's some light at the end of the tunnel and a commitment could come after the month of July.

But for now, Jeter is focused on his play and that means playing at the inaugural adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago. Jeter spoke with TDD about his camp experience and how it's been going so far.

"I've been playing well. A lot of things that I could have done better I improved on so far," Jeter said. "I’m just running the floor, blocking shots, getting rebounds and being a high-motor guy."

Jeter has been one of the best players at the Unrivaled Camp and Duke has been very active in trying to see him play. Coach K and assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer have been out in full force to watch Jeter on Friday and Saturday and they've seen Jeter play in some high-profile matchups.

In one marquee game, Jeter,'s No. 9 overall prospect in the 2015 class, matched up with Cleveland native Carlton Bragg, who checks in at No. 11 in the same class. Jeter got the better of Bragg in the matchup as he scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds on 6-for-9 shooting. Bragg was limited to only five points on 2-for-10 shooting and didn't score when Jeter was guarding him.

“It's always fun [playing elite guys], but me and Carlton, we’re really cool off the court," Jeter said. "But when it’s time to go at him, we both go at each other and we both have a really high competitive spirit. It's always fun to see and it's always fun to play against him.”

Playing at the Unrivaled Camp has also meant getting some run in with another Duke target, 2016 forward T.J. Leaf. Leaf has played at the four while Jeter has played down low and that front court has been one of the most potent duos in the entire event.

"TJ is a great player. Especially at this camp he's been doing a great job of getting to the rim," Jeter said. "I think that's one of the strengths in his game is the way he can handle the ball and get to the rim, it's just an asset in and of itself. TJ does a great job of getting to the rim."

From a personal standpoint, Jeter is trying to work on a few things as he enters the thick of July. For one, he wants to continue to improve his offensive skill set away from the basket and be a more versatile offensive player.

"I've been showing spurts of it so far, but I'm working on my mid-range game," Jeter said. "Getting to the rim from my mid-range game, being able to knock in the mid-range 15-foot jump shot and also stepping out to the wing -- and not trying to be a small forward -- but me being able to stretch the defense. Be a threat to get to the basket."

Getting Jeter to talk recruiting at this current juncture isn't easy because not much has changed and he's focused on playing well in July. He did, however, notice that Duke has been paying special attention to him by sending three staff members to see his games.

"It’s good to have that kind of support from one school,” Jeter said of Duke.

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and UNLV are also on Jeter's final list and he gave a bit of a breakdown on when a decision could come. Jeter is also fine with making a commitment without taking any more visits and seems to be close to a decision.

"I'm not really sure yet because my parents just talked about it with me and we're trying to get through July and figure everything out from there," Jeter said. "If I took any official visits it would be after I commit."

While Jeter is still contemplating his future, he did talk about being a one-and-done player and the other kinds of things he's looking for in a future program.

"Just a place that I can be better as a person and a player," Jeter said. "Obviously one-and-done is a goal of mine, but if it doesn't happen I'm going to be in a place where I love campus, I love the coaches and I love the style of play."

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