CHARLOTTEVILLE, VIRGINIA -- Luol Deng, a highly skilled 6-8, 217 pound small forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., told us at the Southern Invitational that he will take official visits in the Fall.
Deng told us that his list includes Duke, Virginia, Wake Forest, Texas, Missouri, Fairfield, and George Washington. "My brother is at Fairfield," Deng said. "But by the time I get there he will graduate."
This means that the odds of Deng going to Fairfield are not great. Deng has a great relationship with George Washington head coach Karl Hobbs. And Deng already took a visit to Duke. "I had a great time," Deng said. "It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it."
Texas is very strong with Deng too. "I know Royal Ivey," Deng said. "He was at Blair too."
Does Texas have a chance? "Yes, for sure," Deng said. "They got a great school and program too."
Is Ivey working you hard? Deng laughed. "Yes," Deng said. "We talk a lot. He is one of my best friends. He's my man."
Deng had many in school visits. Duke, Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Texas, George Washington, and Florida were the schools that dropped by.
Deng previously mentioned Florida, Maryland, and Seton Hall.
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 was with the Demons this weekend playing at the Southern Invitational.
"I might be going back home," Deng said. "I have to finish up exams and then I will probably go back home for a while."