A Visit For Wisconsin PF A Certainty?

Over the last week Blue Devil fans have been wondering about the level mutual interest between Wisconsin forward Jamil Wilson and Duke. Various reports have surfaced suggesting that Wilson may be scheduling a visit to Durham, but is that visit actually in the works?

"I'm being recruited by a lot of schools," says Racine (Wis.) Horlick High standout forward Jamil Wilson. "Right now I don't really have any leaders and I'm open to everyone."

And, while some of his fellow prospects from the class of 2009 might be moving forward with their decision making processes, Wilson is genuinely not in any rush. In fact he reports that he will not make his announcement until March 8th of next year, which is his mother's birthday.

And this is where Duke's recruiting of the 6-foot-7 combo forward comes into play. To date the Blue Devils have not recruited Wilson as hard as some of the other programs such as Michigan State, Wisconsin, Marquette, Indiana, Kansas, Purdue, UCLA, and Tennessee. The reasoning appears to be the rumors that Wilson was a lock to stay close to home, something that may not hold as he continues to examine the recruiting process.

"Staying close to my family is something that'll weigh on my decision, but it won't be the only thing I think about. If there are other options that give me a great opportunity, I will have to look at them really hard."

And, apparently, Wilson considers Duke to be one of those opportunities - if only the Blue Devils would begin to up their interest and recruiting efforts.

"I grew up following Duke, and I would love to make a visit there and for them to offer me a scholarship. Right now they are sending me an occasional letter, but I haven't had a chance to speak with the coaches to this point. I've been a big fan of Coach K for years. An offer from them would be something to really consider."

Scout.com's Dave Telep describes Wilson as "shaping up to become one of the elite players in his class. He reminds me of [North Carolina's] Marvin Williams because of his versatility, athleticism and option to play multiple forward slots. Will attack, score and comfortable with the basketball in his hands."

Telep currently ranks Wilson as the nation's ninth overall prospect and the country's number two overall power forward.

Wilson's numbers this past high school season were 18.3 points per game, 9.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.0 blocks per game. He plans to hit the AAU circuit in the coming weeks with Wisconsin Playground Warriors.


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