ORLANDO, Fla. – As Alex Poythress continues to expand his game, his recruitment is also widening.
On Tuesday night, after the AAU Super Showcase, the 6-foot-7 Northeast (Tenn.) forward picked up an offer from Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“It felt pretty good,” Poythress said Thursday morning. “It was pretty exciting to talk to Coach K. He said he saw me play at the Super Showcase and Peach Jam, and he liked what he saw.”
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Poythress has spent much of the month looking to become more of a perimeter-oriented player, showing off his range and shooting ability. He sees himself as a small forward at the next level, and the improvement in his ball-handling and off-the-dribble game are prime examples.
“I’ve played pretty decent,” Poythress said. “I was trying to get better as player overall.”
Poythress, who ranks No. 15 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100, is also hearing from Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Florida, Memphis, Louisville, Connecticut, Ohio State, Texas and Alabama.
He said there is no favorite right now, despite the new offer.
"There's no pecking order," Poythress said. “I’ll probably cut my list in a week or two."