Clinch: "I Could Visit Duke"

One of the newest names to appear on the recruiting radar in the class of 2005 is a high level shooting guard from Georgia. How interested is he in Duke? That depends on an already scheduled in-home visit.

Lewis Clinch is down to three schools. Well, sort of.

Clinch had conversations with both Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant coach Chris Collins in the past week and will host the Blue Devils in an in-home visit next month.

``I guess they're interested," said the 6-3, 185-pound senior shooting guard from Crisp County High (Ga.). "And when a school like Duke calls, put yourself in my position, you've got to hear what they have to say."

``It's another option and a school with a lot of tradition," added Clinch. "It's a great coach in a great conference. It's something you need to hear out."

``You've got to look at where I came from," he continued. "I wasn't even ranked in the top 200 going into the summer, so I don't blame them for not recruiting me until now. I was just another high school player last year – and they recruit McDonald's All-Americans."

However, when it's all said and done, Clinch may have a shot at making the McDonald's Game. He's is a big-time scorer who can get to the basket and also knock down the perimeter shot with consistency. He also has an impressive pull-up jumper, good quickness and is a good student academically.

Clinch will begin a trio of official visits this weekend with a trip to Georgia Tech. Then he'll take a week off before heading to Wake Forest on Sept. 10 and then finish with Georgia the following weekend.

However, one more trip – to Durham – could be added depending on how the in-home goes with Clinch and the Blue Devils.

``We'll talk and see how we feel about each other," Clinch said. "An official visit is definitely possible."

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