Luol Deng (right) will have his knee x-rayed, according to New Jersey Demons head coach Rich Leary. "He has some tendonitis in his knee. The doctors have said it is 90 percent he will just have to rest it and it will get better. There is a slight chance it could be something more. So to be safe we will have it x-rayed and looked at."
Deng helped lead the New Jersey Demons into the quarterfinals of the Super Showcase. "It was obvious he isn't the same player he was in the beginning of the summer," Leary said. "He has played a lot of basketball for us. Now he needs to rest."
Deng might be the best available player in the 2003 class since LeBron James will never play a minute on the college level.
Deng is interested in Duke, Missouri, Texas, George Washington, Virginia, Indiana, Fairfield, Florida, Wake Forest, and Missouri.
Deng, a highly skilled 6-8, 217 pound small forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., is a multidimensional player, Deng can handle, pass and shoot the ball with tremendous efficacy for someone of his size. "He is a tremendous player," Leary said. "But he needs to rest now. We may play in some tournaments this Fall. But Luol is going to rest for the next several weeks."