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Duke Offers Plumlee, Tokoto, & A New Recruiting Approach

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Quite often, when Duke decides on a strategic focus, it's really not hard to tell. If, say, they're resolved to drive the ball, or to push perimeter defense, you'll see the same thing happen for several times in a row at the beginning of a game. You don't always see it in recruiting, but you did on Tuesday.

Early in the afternoon, word got out that Duke had offered Wisconsin 6-6 sophomore J.P. Tokoto; by later in the day, people knew that they had offered 6-11 Marshall Plumlee, whose brothers of course are both already enrolled at Duke.

This comes on the heels of the elite camp and all together signals a new direction in recruiting.

Still on the radar for next year: Harrison Barnes, who just cut his list to six. About Duke he says this: "[t]hey have a great education. They have a great business school that could set me up after basketball."

In the article, he lists comments about each school. For five of them, they're basketball-oriented. Duke's is future-oriented.