Sign Of The Times

There was a time when players above a certain level just didn't approach Duke, and Duke found it hard to approach them. Certainly they weren't in a position to turn them down and recruit selectively. Things do change, though.

Take Tim Morris.

Tim Morris was hurt at the Tournament of Champions.

However, he wanted to gauge Duke's interest in him. After the event, Duke told him that they weren't interested and a few days later he committed to Stanford over Florida, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech.

Morris was coached by Norm Parker, Will Avery's AAU coach. Duke was candid with him and told him that he had some great programs interested but thanks but no thanks.

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