Top 2016 PG Gets Duke Offer

Duke has moved forward with 2016’s top point guard prospect, Derryck Thornton by offering the five star prospect a scholarship.

The offer came Monday during an in-school visit at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada between Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, associate head coach Jeff Capel, and assistant coach Jon Scheyer, and Thornton.

Thornton becomes the sixth player in the class to be offered along with No.1 overall prospect Jayson Tatum, No. 2 Harry Giles, No. 9 Tyus Battle, No.11 T.J. Leaf, and No. 7 Dennis Smith.

Leaf and Battle will attend Duke’s Countdown to Craziness events on official visits later this month with Leaf expected to make a college decision before April.

In May, Derryck Thornton, Sr. told Scout.com that five schools were recruiting his son the hardest - Kentucky, Michigan, California, USC and UConn.

That list is now at six, with some changes.

"Kentucky, Michigan, Duke, Miami, California and Louisville are recruiting him the hardest," Thornton, Sr. said, adding that UCLA, Arizona, USC and Florida are also seriously pursuing his son.

Duke’s recent interest and offer could further impact that list. The elder Thornton offered his thoughts on the program:

"It's a great school, you can get a great education there, there's a terrific basketball heritage and the culture of Duke basketball has been at a very high level ever since Coach K got there. When Duke likes you, you know you're playing the right way and playing well."



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