Brockman Meeting Duke Twice in Sept

It's been a big summer for Seattle area big man Jon Brockman. After entering the summer as a top 30 prospect, the 6-foot-7 power forward used a string of big time showings to help his stock sky rocket, earning a number of high major offers including one from the Blue Devils. On Sunday he solidified his plans to take the next step with Duke in the recruiting process.

"Coach K and his assistants will be coming to my home on September 9th," said Jon Brockman on Monday. "Then, on the following weekend, I'll be going down there to Duke to see how everything works."

And, likely, to get a full court press from Krzyzewski and company after the coaching staff extended an offer and all but dropped out of the Tyrell Biggs sweepstakes.

"Coach told me that he wants me to come to Duke and they offered a scholarship pretty early. I want a chance to go down there and see how the campus runs, and to meet the players. I have never even been to North Carolina, much less Duke so it'll be an experience."

One thing Brockman is looking forward to doing is checking out one of his favorite gyms.

"I've only seen Cameron on TV, but it'll be pretty awesome to step inside and see all the banners and trophies. I wish I could get down there during a game when the crowd was there. I've heard it's just crazy."

And while there's one way to guarantee that he'll see a number of games in Cameron, don't expect a commitment at this point.

"I guess it could happen, but I think I'll take my time and see all there is to see. I've got until November before I have to make a decision."

One thing Brockman will be looking to learn more about during the visits is Coach K's plans for him in Duke's system. However he's already gotten a hint at how the Duke coach sees him fitting in.

"He sees me as a player and not a position. Someone who can battle on the inside but can also take bigger players off the dribble. That's how I see myself, though I need to get better off the dribble and I would need to work on my range. Defensively I could guard any of the front court positions in their system, and that's fine with me."

Indeed should Brockman decide to cast his lot with the Blue Devils, he knows there would be a lot of competition for playing time, but that doesn't seem to be a factor at this point.

"They are recruiting players who can play different positions from what he's said; if I go out and compete I think I can earn my keep."


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