Late Sunday night the Blue Devils scored their guy. Tyler Adams, a 2011 standout at Brandon (Miss.) High, gave Duke a verbal commitment.
"The reason I went with Duke is I feel like it's the best fit for me," Adams explained. "The last couple of months they've been recruiting me pretty hard. A program like this, not many people get a chance to go there. So I wanted to go ahead and go with Coach K."
Adams, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound center, cited his relationship with the coaching staff, especially assistant Nate James as one of the main reasons he chose Duke.
"Me and coach Nate James are pretty close and we've developed a pretty good relationship the past couple of months," Adams said. "I feel pretty comfortable with him. The main reason I feel comfortable because we've developed such a good relationship."
Adams, who runs with the Jackson Tigers during summer ball, said he also considered Mississippi State, Alabama, Memphis and Clemson.
"They have a lot of players that have made it to the next level," he said. "I've really liked them since they started recruiting and I like how coach K really develops his players."
Adams is the second 2011 prospect to commit to Duke. He joins Richmond (Va.) Benedictine standout Michael Gbinije to make up their current 2011 class.