May 21, 2009

TOC to feature select Duke targets

The Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions is set to get underway Friday, and as usual the Memorial Day weekend event will host a handful of Duke targets and commitments. The event will feature some of the top talent in the nation, including the No. 1 overall player and top priority recruit, Brandon Knight.

Also in attendance will be two Blue Devil commitments - Joshua Hairston and Tyler Thornton - that saw their rankings drop in the recent release of the Rivals150. Hairston and Thornton lead the way for a strong DC Assault squad that hasn't yet lived up to their expectations this spring. Hairston, who was previously listed as a five-star prospect, fell to four-stars and out of the Top 30. Hairston told Devils Illustrated this week that the TOC will hopefully serve as a springboard for his return to the five-star ranks.

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