Friday, August 14, 2009

Dawkins officially headed to Duke for 2009-10

Shooting guard Andre Dawkins, a highly-ranked 2010 basketball recruit, signed his acceptance letter to Duke on Tuesday and will play for the Blue Devils this season, his father said this morning.

Dawkins, who attended Atlantic Shores Christian School (Virginia Beach, Va.), would have been high school senior this fall. But he only needed one more course – English 12 – to graduate, and he passed his on-line final on Monday.

His family plans to hold a graduation party today, where he will receive his diploma. He will move into the Duke dorms on Tuesday.

Because Dawkins had already attending four years of high school – he went to one year of public high school before he transferred to Atlantic Shores and was re-classified as a freshman – his family started pondering a year ago whether he should go to college a year early. Once Duke guard Elliot Williams opted to transfer, leaving the Blue Devils thin on the perimeter, the family approached Duke’s coaches about what it would take for Dawkins to enroll at Duke for this season.

“It’s been a whirlwind,’’ said Dawkins’ dad, who is also named Andre. “But he studied hard, and worked hard to pass his course. And we’re all very excited.”

Robbi Pickeral

6 comments:

No Question said...

LETS GO DUKE!! LETS GO DUKE!!! LETS GO DUKE!!

Anonymous said...

Duke blows and Carolina will continue to owe their weak azz!!!

The Shavers said...

How much will they owe them?

Anonymous said...

the great guard Wall didn't ever really consider duke....now they have scrambled for some leftover scraps.

my how the dookies have fallen. at least he is enrolling now and can start learning the finer points of floor slapping sooner rather than later.

MichaelProcton said...

You got that right, 10:26. Most teams wouldn't even want a 5-star player ranked third at his position in the class.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that every Tarhole fan that's made a comment in this second-tier newspaper is a legitimate, certifiable idiot.