Four star point guard Matt Coleman claimed a Duke offer via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon.
Coleman is considered to be the No. 9 point guard prospect in the class of 2017, and the No. 35 overall prospect in the country according to Scout.com. He has a number of high major offers including those from Texas, Arizona, Florida, Virginia, Washington, and Connecticut.
Over the summer the Oak Hill Academy prospect was the starting point guard on the U-18 Team USA squad which won gold at the FIBA Americas Championship in Valdivia, Chile. Prior to leaving for that event, Coleman spoke with TDD about the interest he had been receiving from the Blue Devils:
"Duke’s interest started right before AAU season, they had watched me play in the Dick’s Nationals and I got a call, Capel and Nolan had called my coach and my assistant coach and Quinn Cook had called me the other week too."
Further along in that discussion, Coleman provide a frank assessment of the Blue Devils' appeal to him:
"Duke is Duke. That’s Coach K and he’s one of the greatest coaches of all time, so it’s hard to say no to him."
The Blue Devils got the first commitment of the class recently with the addition of four star wing player Alex O'Connell, and remain heavily involved with five star prospects Wendell Carter, Kevin Knox, Gary Trent, and Mohamed Bamba. The team is expected to land a recruiting class consisting of five or six players.