One of the last men standing in the class of 2012, the nation's No. 36 player Amile Jefferson made his college choice on Tuesday.
During a ceremony at his school, the 6-foot-8 McDonald's All-American from Philadelphia (Pa.) Friends Central picked Duke.
"It has been a very tough decision for me," said Jefferson. "I will be attending Duke."
Lanky and skilled, Jefferson has never overwhelmed opponents with raw athleticism or power. Instead, the senior has played a thinking man's game and been an elusive and crafty finisher from the wing and along either baseline.
In Jefferson, the Blue Devils have landed some much needed interior help. He will play with toughness and is a versatile guy who can also face the bucket.
Headed into decision day, N.C. State was thought to be the leader but Mike Krzyzewski proved that he can still hold his own by pulling Jefferson out of Philadelphia.
Jefferson joins a recruiting class that already includes No. 18 Rasheed Sulaimon.