Luol Deng, a highly skilled 6-8, 217 pound small forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., already has had in school visits with Duke and Virginia.
"The in school visits are a chance for the coaches to get to know the players more," said Blair Academy head coach Joe Mantegna. "They have already seen Luol play enough to know what he can do on the court. The in school visits have gone very well so far."
Besides Duke and Virginia, Deng will have in school visits with Missouri, Texas, George Washington, and Florida. Texas appears to be stronger than most people previously thought, according to sources close to Deng.
Deng has not ruled out Maryland. "They have been kind of busy lately," Mantegna said. "So we haven't heard from them on a school visit."
North Carolina, Seton Hall, and Villanova are not part of the recruiting process anymore, according to Mantegna.
Deng said he has a sister who attends Maryland and cited Karl Hobbs as a big factor for his affinity with George Washington. Deng's older brother, Ajou Ajou, played at UConn where Hobbs was an assistant coach. He has since transferred to Fairfield.
A multidimensional player, Deng can handle, pass and shoot the ball with tremendous efficacy for someone of his size. He is a top five player.
Deng plays for the national team of his adopted country, England, during the summer. His family is originally from the Sudan but he has spent much of his life in England.
In July, 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.