Prosser Meets With Crews

With four committments already lined up, the Deacs are working on getting their fifth. Skip Prosser was in Virginia this past week to meet with Duke Crews. Evan Daniels of spoke with the 36th ranked player in the country and got the scoop.

There aren't many players that have received as much attention as Duke Crews has lately. The 6-foot-7 power forward proved his worth this summer by dominating his competition and put up big time performances in a number of different events.

Crews, while undersized, proved his critics wrong and outplayed most power forwards in the class of 2006 and earned a ranking of 36th by And with great play comes great rewards, so the Hampton, Virginia native has been extremely busy the past few months fielding phone calls from some of the best schools in the country.

After the July open period Crews received interest from Cincinnati, Illinois, Xavier, Rutgers, St. Johns, Georgetown, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Oklahoma State, and Michigan. With his research of the schools complete, Crews narrowed his down to Wake Forest, North Carolina, Georgetown, and Tennessee.

"They are just the schools I felt most comfortable with," Crews said.

With it being the open period, Crews got a visit from the Demon Deacons' head coach on Friday and according to Crews, the visit went well and he believes that he and Coach Prosser might be similar.

"It went good. He just said that he wouldn't be recruiting me if he didn't think I could come in right away and play," Crews said of his talk with Skip Prosser. "He said I'm the type of player that can come in right away and make an impact. He said that I'm similar to him in a way because neither of us likes to lose."

The 2006 senior will now begin taking official visits. This weekend he'll be at Wake Forest and then that visit will be followed by visits to Tennessee, Georgetown, and North Carolina in consecutive weekends.

"I'm going to take all my visits," Crews explained. "And think about everything and make my decision."

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