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Duke Recruiting: A Yale Transfer In The Future?

Too early to tell but it’s a possibility

NCAA Basketball: Georgia State at Duke
Nov 15, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; The Duke Blue Devils mascot waves a flag during the second half against the Georgia State Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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Usually guys who are going to be grad student transfers announce their plans after the season has ended but not this time: Yale’s Paul Atkinson, Jr. has announced he’ll be leaving Yale after this season.

Last season he averaged 17.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. That and his experience will probably find him a nice new basketball home. And at 23, he’s an unusually old big man by collegiate standards.

So far he’s heard from, at least, these schools: Duke, Miami, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Florida, Southern Cal, Stanford, Gonzaga, Maryland, Texas, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Cincinnati, Georgia, Kansas, Xavier, SMU and Virginia Tech.

Obviously there’s a lot of competition for his commitment. It’s way too early to know much about this so we’ll just have to wait to learn more.