Final Notes From Showtime

Greg Paulus was coming off one of his worst games in his life at the Showtime National Championships in Suwanee, Ga. Zero field goals.

The Duke commit rebounded in a big way, scoring 20 points and dishing out six assists with one turnover in an easy win over Brookwood Elite.

Greg Paulus did most of his damage from the perimeter, knocking down four trifectas. He also set up his teammates for what should have been another handful of assists.

While, in this writer's opinion, Paulus is clearly the top point guard in the class, he'll still need to work on the consistency with his outside shot – and also tone down his complaining to referees when he doesn't get the calls.

Notes: Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) forward Julian Wright could have as much potential as anyone, but Duke didn't show him enough interest and he is now down to Arizona, DePaul and Illinois. One of the reasons the Blue Devils didn't go after the 6-8 Wright, one of the most versatile players in the country, harder is due to academics. … One head coach said he wouldn't take Scheyer even if he was at a low-major school. … National Christian (Md.) 6-8 junior Kevin Durant, who lists the Blue Devils along with North Carolina, Texas, Maryland, Missouri, Georgia Tech and Georgia, could wing up at Oak Hill Academy (Va.) this season. There's no question that the Duke staff will take a long look at Durant.

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