Livingston Picks Duke!

After nearly 18 months of recruiting him, the Duke Blue Devils have landed their man as 6-foot-7 Peoria High School point guard Shaun Livingston has informed the coaches at all three schools that he has committed to Duke.

Sources close to the Duke and Arizona basketball offices confirm the calls came in around 3:45 PM EST informing them that Livingston had indeed chosen to become a Blue Devil, instantly catapulting Coach Ks recruiting haul among the nations most elite.

Livingston, who is widely considered the best college bound prospect in the country, joins fellow top 15 recruit DeMarcus Nelson, and top 50 recruit David McClure of Trinity Catholic (CT) High School as the members of the prep class of 2004.

TheInsiders.coms Dave Telep spoke with TheDevilsDen.com about Livingstons decision:

"For the last two years, I've though that Shaun Livingston is the best point guard in America. His overall package at the position is awesome. From posting up smaller guards to his super vision, he's big time.

I think down the road, as his career progresses, he's going to be one of the best to play the position in college in recent memory. In my mind, he raises the expectations of a program and team.

As for his joining Nelson, I think that's a great thing. Nelson loves to get out and run and to me, Livingston is the perfect running mate for transition, slashing players."

Stay tuned to TDD for much more on this latest recruiting development


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