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Duke Recruiting: Working The Grad Transfer Market?

An experienced guard would be a major asset for a young team.

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 Nov 11, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; Albany Great Danes guard Joe Cremo (3) drives to the basket against the defense of Penn State Nittany Lions forward Lamar Stevens (11) during the second half at the Bryce Jordan Center. Albany defeated Penn State 87-81

As most Duke fans understand, Blue Devil coach Mike Krzyzewski is always tweaking things, trying to find a better way to success.

Over the last few years Duke has gotten even younger and next year’s team will be extraordinarily inexperienced.

A bit of experience would help, so according to Jeff Goodman, Duke is shopping for some and has talked to Albany grad-to-be Joe Cremo:

A guy like that would be very useful at Duke and would have a key role in what could be a championship level team.

Aside from providing experience, and therefore presumably leadership, Cremo is an interesting story. He wasn’t really recruited out of high school and suddenly he’s in huge demand.

So far he’s heard from Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Marquette, Ohio State, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, SMU, Texas, Texas Tech, UConn, West Virginia and Wichita State.

Louisville and Arizona seem kind of iffy right now with their situations and since one of his goals is to play in the NCAA tournament, that probably cuts that list a bit more if he sticks to it.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

If he does come to Duke, may we be the first to use the phrase Primo Cremo.

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