September 15, 2008

Barnes to visit Duke?

Duke landed two of its top targets for the class of 2010 on Saturday in the form of forward Joshua Hairston and guard Tyler Thornton. With those two and Andre Dawkins now in tow, the Blue Devils staff will turn their 2010 focus to several others, including five-star small forward Harrison Barnes of Ames (Iowa) Senior High.

Barnes, who is rated by as the No. 4 overall prospect in his class, held an open gym on Wednesday and a handful of coaches were in attendance. Among those on hand was Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski. Though Barnes is being heavily recruited by a number of the nation's top tier programs, Krzyzewski's presence in Ames sent a message that Duke has made Barnes a priority.

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