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Deng Will Bypass Tourney For Trip

Luol Deng, a highly skilled 6-8, 217 pound small forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., will not play in a tournament in Connecticut this weekend, according to his high school coach Joe Mantegna.
"We thought at first he was going to play there but now he will take his visit to Duke," Mantegna said. "It's going to be an unofficial visit. Luol still plans on taking official visits in the Fall."
Is there a chance Deng could make a verbal to Duke while on the visit? "No," Mantegna said.
Deng already has had many in school visits. Duke, Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Texas, George Washington, and Florida are the schools that have dropped by. Deng has also not ruled out Maryland. North Carolina, Seton Hall, and Villanova are not part of the recruiting process anymore, according to Mantegna.
A multidimensional player, Deng can handle, pass and shoot the ball with tremendous efficacy for someone of his size. He could be the second best player in the country. The summer will decide who is right behind Lebron James.
Deng does plan on attending the Nike All-American Camp and playing in AAU events with Rich Leary's New Jersey Demons squad. He may attend several spring events with the Demons depending on that program's travel schedule.
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