Top recruits arrive in Durham on Friday for one of the biggest rivalries in sports: Duke vs. North Carolina.
Three McDonalds All-American including forward Shabazz Muhammad, Amile Jefferson, Rasheed Sulaimon along with sophomore sensation Theo Pinson will be in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night.
Shabazz Muhammad considered one of the top two players in the senior class finished his last year at Gorman Bishop High in Las Vegas, NV with averages of 30 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals per game. The 6’6” swingman is still considering UNLV, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and UCLA.
Top 30 forward Amile Jefferson is considering Kentucky, Duke, N.C. State, Ohio State and Villanova. Amile averaged 18 points and 5 rebounds per game for Friends Central in Philadelphia, PA in his senior year. A long, rangy forward is most comfortable in the mid to high post range, where he takes advantage of his hybrid face-up/post-up game.
Top 20 senior Rasheed Sulaimon has already signed with Duke. The 6’4” combo guard averaged 27 points per game and is known for his defensive tenacity. Rasheed can score the basketball from mid to long range and good ball handling skills to take defenders off the bounce. He has been compared to former All-American Duke guard Nolan Smith.
Rounding out the quartet is 6’5” Theo Pinson from High Point, NC. A top 10 swingman in his class, Theo is considering Duke, UNC, Connecticut, Georgetown, N.C. State, Syracuse and Kentucky. He is considered one of the top athletes in the class of 2014.