Luol Deng, a highly skilled 6-8, 217 pound small forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., gave us an early peek at his recruitment by providing the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com with his list of schools.
Deng said he is fairly open and has really thought intensely about the recruiting process. He did say there are several schools he has an interest in, and those are Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Villanova, Missouri, Florida and George Washington.
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.
As a sophomore at Blair, Deng averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game. A multidimensional player, Deng can handle, pass and shoot the ball with tremendous efficacy for someone of his size.
Deng said he has done well at Blair, compiling roughly a B average in college prep type courses. He has yet to take the SAT or ACT, but hopes to do so this winter or spring.
Deng remains a bit of a mystery to some recruiting analysts because he does not always play on the AAU circuit. In fact, he 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.
Next 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.
Wherever he is this spring or summer, you can count on IR to keep you posted on Deng, so stay tuned!