Brian Zoubek Makes His Decision

First it was Jon Scheyer on Tuesday. The next day it was Gerald Henderson. Now, the Blue Devils will earn a triple play in the class of 2006 as 7'1, 270lbs Brian Zoubek will make his collegiate choice public at a 3:30 EST news conference at Haddonfield Memorial (N.J.) High School.

Zoubek, a five star prospect and's No. 3 rated center, becomes the third commitment in as many days for the Blue Devils, joining Henderson and Scheyer as members of the class of 2006.

As junior Zoubek averaged 21.0 points per game for Haddonfield Memorial while playing through an injury. In mid April he had right elbow surgery, and took nearly a month off afterwards to recouperate.

Haddonfield went 28-1 through their repeat South Jersey Group II championship, where the 7'1" future Blue Devil scored a game-high 22 points in the title game.

Zoubek had a long list of schools early on but cut his list to Duke, Stanford, and Wake Forest. However it was the Blue Devils who stood out, and earned a phone call on Wednesday afternoon according to sources close to the situation.

Earlier this year Brian and his father Paul visited both Duke and Wake Forest unofficially. While at Duke the duo had a chance to take in a Blue Devil practice, tour the campus, and meet with the coaching staff.

"It was definitely intimidating," Zoubek said. "I've been to Ivy League campuses, but that's not as serious at Duke."

Zoubek then went on a similar tour the following day at Wake Forest before returning to the northeast.

So what was the highlight, or most memorable part of the visit to Duke?

"I really loved watching practice," he added. "I saw the intensity that they play with and now I know what it's like. It was definitely a shock compared to my high school practices."

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