Luol Deng, the talented 6-8 versatile recruit from Blair Academy in New Jersey, has started informing the coaches of his decision. Deng committed to Duke and will announce it today at a 12 Noon ET press conference. Deng made his decision, according to several sources close to Luol, after speaking with his father and brother.
Virginia, Missouri and Indiana were all seriously considered. He visited all four schools officially. And after each visit he praised the school, the program, and its coaches.
Deng, rated the second best player in the 2003 class, is an outstanding young man. He is a very good student, a tremendous basketball player but an even better person. Deng will be a major impact player who has the skills and smarts to play every position on the court.
*Thanks To Mike Pegram at Peegs.com making a major contribution to this story.