Duke Targets Measure Up At Hoop Summit

As part of the Nike Hoop Summit activities, players are measured as they would/will be for the NBA Draft combine. The team over at Draft Express has compiled the numbers surrounding a number of players including three Duke commits and one top target.

As part of the Nike Hoop Summit activities, players are measured as they would/will be for the NBA Draft combine.  The team over at Draft Express has compiled the numbers surrounding a number of players including three Duke commits and one top target.

http://www.scout.com/player/173461-harry-giles?s=167

The big question mark has always been how Giles would recover from a pair of knee injuries that have robbed him of two of his high school seasons.  One of the biggest losses for the incoming freshman has been weight.  He’s lost around 10 pounds since getting up to 230 last summer.   Giles told TDD this week that he’ll be running in a few more weeks and will enroll at Duke in mid-May.  That’ll give him six months in the Duke rehab and strength and conditioning programs, and it’ll be interesting to see how much mass he adds back to his frame in that time.   For now the nation’s top overall player will enroll at nearly 6-foot-11 and 222 pounds with a 7-foot-3 wingspan.

http://www.scout.com/player/171028-jayson-tatum?s=167

Perhaps the favorite to win ACC Rookie of the Year honors next season, Tatum measured out at just over 6-foot-8 and at 204 pounds with a 6-foot-11 wingspan.  Given his ability to score the ball from all over the floor, it’s a safe bet Duke will run some Kyle Singler like sets for him during his one season in Durham. 

http://www.scout.com/player/183053-frank-jackson?s=167

A powerfully built guard, Jackson has added 25 points to his frame in the last two years and will enter college at just under 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds.   He’ll clearly be ready to deal with the college game physically, and the world saw just how “bouncy” he is in the McDonald’s All American Game dunk contest.  

http://www.scout.com/player/190547-marques-bolden?s=167

The big note on Bolden was just how big of a center prospect he is.  The unsigned Texan measured out at 6-foot-11 and 250 pounds with a 7-foot-6 wingspan.   Bolden is expected to make his college decision within two weeks and has Duke, Kentucky, and TCU as his final three options.  

Full notes and article from Draft Express:  LINK


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