May 18, 2008

Dukes to host 6'8 Rodrigo Peggau on Monday

Last year Duquesne snatched up Damian Saunders, their most talented recruit, late in the recruiting process because of odd circumstances. Duquesne will have a shot at another talented player who has gone through some tough times recently when Rodrigo Peggau visits Duquesne on Monday May 19th.

Before Peggau's senior season at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., he was receiving interest from top level programs across the country like Maryland, Arizona and Texas A&M but that all changed when he suffered a knee injury just 5 games into his senior year. Luckily for Peggau he had already signed a letter of intent to play for James Madison before he suffered his knee injury so he knew he had a scholarship already locked up. But if the injury was not enough James Madison head coach Dean Kenner resigned on February 22, Matt Brady was hired March 26 and shortly after that he released Peggau from his signed letter of intent.

Even with a knee injury the 6'8 230lb. Peggau still holds scholarship offers from Marshall, Kent State, St. Louis, the College of Charleston, Mississippi, and Duquesne. Peggau already visited the College of Chareston and he has a visit scheduled with Duquesne tomorrow. Peggau announced he plans to make a decision sometime next week regarding his college choice.

Recruiting expert Bill Martin likes the look of Peggau, "Peggau is a skilled forward with a good all around game. He finishes well around the hoop, including with contact and is an active rebounder. Peggau runs the floor well and is a hustler. He also handles the ball pretty well and has good form on his jump shot."

Duquesne's roster has changed dramatically since the 07-08 season ended. The Dukes have lost a total of 6 players, 3 players to graduation, 2 turned pro, and 1 transferred. Duquesne still has several scholarships to give making Peggau just the kind of high risk, high reward type of recruit that would be perfect for the Dukes.

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