Here is a quick story I just wrote about the Dukes landing Jordan Robinson, a 6-foot-8 center from Canada. Combine him with Isaiah Watkins and Ovie Soko next year - both 6-foot-8 - and all of the sudden the Dukes have at least a little bit of depth in the front court.
It is called addressing needs in recruiting - a novel concept for a struggling program....
I'll have more later when I get some more information on Robinson.
By Paul Zeise
It has been a tough season at Duquesne but Dukes coach Jim Ferry received some positive news on the recruiting front as the Dukes got a verbal commitment from Canadian standout Jordan Robinson Thursday.
Robinson, who is a 6-foot-8 center from Quality Education Academy, lives in Toronto and is ranked as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and ESPN recruiting services. He is the No. 4 ranked Canadian recruit in the class of 2013 and he is listed as the 20th best center prospect overall in the class of 2013.
He chose the Dukes over offers from Charlotte and Hofstra but he also had interest from Minnesota and Xavier.
Robinson is the second Canadian recruit the Dukes will bring into the fold for next season as they already have a signed letter of intent from Isaiah Watkins, who is also from Toronto but plays at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey.
Watkins, who is the No. 6 rated Canadian prospect, like Robinson, is 6-foot-8 but he is considered more of a power forward and the Dukes also have UAB transfer Ovie Soko (6-foot-8, 220) ready to become eligible for next season.
The trio will address a position of extreme need as the Dukes frontcourt is extremely thin to begin with and the best of the post players, senior Andre Marhold, will graduate.