Big recruit weekends for Duke, Zona, IU 

October, 19, 2012
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Three national powers looked at last weekend’s Midnight Madness and passed. Duke, Arizona and Indiana bucked the traditional opening night of the season and tabled their main fall recruiting weekend to this one.

It appears that tweaking the calendar to suit their needs worked well. Each program has elite visitors on campus, plenty of underclassmen and plans to ring in the season with their own flair.

Duke

My take on the package deal has always been clear: I’ll believe it when I see it. When it comes to the nation’s best junior big man and top point guard, I’m apt to believe the conspiracy theory. USA Basketball teammates Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor are visiting Durham. These kids enjoyed their time together with Team USA and have openly spoken about playing college basketball together.

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