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Tatum, Giles, Jackson And DeLaurier All Sign, Will Be Blue Devils

For how long is a different question.

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Jayson Tatum could prove to be a transcendent talent for Duke.
Jayson Tatum could prove to be a transcendent talent for Duke.
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Jayson Tatum has officially signed with Duke. He gives Duke an elegant weapon, a forward who has  deep understanding of the game. If you take one thing away, he'll press another advantage. He's not a guy who comes at you with one weapon. He's going to be a real treat for people who love more than the flashy aspects of the game. Here's the Chronicle's take.

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Harry Giles signed too, and he gives Duke a player that Seth Greenberg says has the best skill set since LeBron James. That's very high praise.

Giles is coming off of a knee injury obviously but it's relatively minor, the surgery is at Duke, and presumably Duke will be involved in the rehab. So odds are he'll be fine.

Up in Charlottesville, Javin DeLaurier, whose name is made for Hollywood, signed his letter as well.

Worth noting: DeLaurier played guard until a big growth spurt moved him to the frontcourt.

We haven't seen that Frank Jackson has officially signed yet but that will likely come shortly...and it's on Twitter. So that's everyone.

Meanwhile, in Chapel  Hill, UNC got a big commitment from the exquisitely named Seventh Woods, who gives UNC a potential all-South Carolina backcourt in 2017 when Raymond Felton's nephew, Jalek Felton will turn up.

Woods is a life-long UNC fan who dreamed of playing in Chape Hill, so it was an easy call for him.

It must drive Clemson's Brad Brownell and South Carolina's Frank Martin crazy, and it's not the first time. Brice Johnson could have stayed home but chose UNC. Raymond Felton of course is from South Carolina and we think Shammond Williams grew up there as well.