More On Famutimi

Olu Famutimi is a target of Duke's and just about everyone else, too.&nbsp; What makes him so desirable? Well he's a monster athlete. Think Maggette level.&nbsp; Whatever you want to say about Maggette, and we've said plenty, he is still the athletic benchmark at Duke.&nbsp; Well, Famutimi is in that neighborhood.</

Olu Famutimi is a target of Duke's and just about everyone else, too.  What makes him so desirable? Well he's a monster athlete. Think Maggette level.  Whatever you want to say about Maggette, and we've said plenty, he is still the athletic benchmark at Duke.  Well, Famutimi is in that neighborhood.

Famutimi plays for the Michigan AAU team formerly known as the Mustangs but now known as the Hurricanes.  Anthony Roberson, who Duke pursued before deciding on Sean Dockery, was a former teammate with the Hurricanes, and the team's coach, Chris Grier, is Famutimi's legal guardian (Famutimi is actually from Canada, but moved to Michigan, presumably to benefit from higher levels of competition).

Roberson, you may remember, had some comments to make about Duke after it was clear that Dockery was their preference, and that could conceivably have an impact on the Famutimi recruitment. We don't know that it will, but don't be surprised to hear rumors along those lines.  

All the big boys are involved in this one - Krzyzewski, Izzo, Pitino, Quin, Huggins, Boeheim, and you know Tommy Amaker is going to be all over this kid.

For Duke, with the interior taken care of for a while and a versatile talent in Randolph, they really need to get someone to fill Dahntay Jones' shoes.  Famutimi or Luol Deng are both nearly ideal, and we saw what K did with Maggette for a brief time (and he could have done more with him if he hadn't been a bonehead), and you can see now what Duke is doing with Jones. 


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