If Andre Dawkins is anything like a certain 1986 graduate with the same surname… well, it’s certain that Duke would take such production from its latest 2010 signee.
According to Blue Devil Nation and scout.com, Dawkins, a four-star shooting guard from Virginia Beach, Va., committed to Duke Thursday night after visiting and receiving an offer Monday. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound recruit also had offers from Clemson and Maryland and received interest from Georgetown and Wake Forest.
Dawkins is Duke’s first 2010 recruit, and he could lead to more. He became friends with four-star 2010 recruit Josh Hairston, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Spotsylvania, Va. It will be interesting to see the effect of Dawkins’ early commitment, both with Hairston and five-star 2009 shooting guard Kenny Boynton, who said in May that Duke was at the top of his list.
–by Ben Cohen