#AskCoachB: Can Duke land two PFs?

October, 17, 2013
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Not sure if Duke will get both Reid Travis (Minneapolis, Minn./De La Salle High School) and Kevon Looney (Milwaukee/Milwaukee Hamilton High School), but it seems likely the Blue Devils will get one of them as Duke is high on their lists. It's too early for Travis and Looney to decide because both still have official visits left to take. Playing together is not an issue as both bring different skill sets. Both, however, have a strong knowledge of the game, understand how to play with teammates and know their roles. Both score in different ways and both can be consistent rebounders -- Travis with strength and power, Looney with length and bounce.

Looney beats you with versatility, rebounding and effort when he is not standing on the perimeter too much. He can make a jumper, drive with a spin move in traffic and add second-chance points with his post-up game. His length and size with skill are hard to match up with.

Travis has a power game on the blocks. He understands how to make and maintain contact and hold his position for a post-feed basket. When setting a ball screen he can pick-and-roll or pop as his range is better than you think. He works to be a very good positional rebounder and defender.

Don't forget Duke is still in pursuit of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones as well as Justise Winslow. Soon this will all shake out.

Paul Biancardi

Basketball Recruiting

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