Livingston Going To The Wire

No one knows Shaun Livingston better than his grandfather and Duke fans will be glad to know that Frank Livingston doesn't think his grandson will be heading to the NBA. At least not quite yet.

``I'm pretty sure he's going to Duke," said Frank Livingston, just one week after a meeting between Coach K, Johnny Dawkins and the Livingston family.

``They talked a couple of hours and they didn't pressure Shaun at all," added Frank Livingston. "They just told him they wanted him to come to Duke. I think Shaun trusted Coach K a long time ago, but I think that was reinforced by the meeting and how he handled everything."

``I was surprised that they didn't force things. It was low-key."

For Frank Livingston, it's more of a gut-feeling than something he's learned from ongoing discussions with Shaun.

``I think it's the best thing and he knows it," Frank said. "It isn't like he's going to go for four years on anything. Who knows? Maybe he'll only be there for a year or two years."

The deadline for Shaun Livingston to make a decision one way or another is rapidly looming. While fellow elite prep players such as Sebastian Telfair, Al Jefferson and J.R. Smith have already set dates to make their announcements, there is nothing on the horizon for Livingston. In fact, he still has yet to tell the Blue Devils of his intentions.

``He hasn't told them," Frank Livingston added. "I'll probably talk to him sometime next week about it."


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