Sounds like Duke is planning to move on to the 2013 class in regards to Purvis. Sounds like he'll end up at NCSU. I'm happy for wolfie fans. He is a special talent!
And as someone said on the Duke board, UNC losing McDonald is like a deck chair falling off the titanic.
I thought he was a strong Duke lean? If State got Purvis they would have the #1 class in the country. Not a bad way for Gott to start.
I think Purvis is absolutely elite. A young Dwyane Wade IMO.
I think a hypothetical Duke class of Saulaimon, Bazz and 2 of Tony Parker, Mitch McGary and Perry Ellis would still be #1 in the nation over an NC St class with Purvis, but IMO, Duke isn't getting Bazz and everything else is pure guessing at this point.
The ACC is far more interesting when more than 2 teams are good, so congrats to State if they get him.
Duke is planting some very interesting seeds for 2013. They just offered Texas shapshooter Matt Jones (apparently grew up a Duke fan) who is AAU teammates with fellow 13 stud Julius Randle and good friends with saulaimon. They're also probably in the top 3 for Jabari Parker.
Even though some people find it strange that I follow the future plans of 16 year olds, all the twists and turns and relationship managing that come with the recruiting process really are fascinating