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A First for Duke Basketball Recruiting

Mike Krzyzewski has won three national titles and has coached exactly 1,000 games at Duke, but in his 30 years in Durham, he has never offered a junior college player a scholarship--until apparently now.

Jared Eborn of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City and Mike Christensen of the Magic Valley Times News are each reporting that Krzyzewski has offered a scholarship to redshirt freshman Carrick Felix of the College of Southern Idaho. Christensen reported that Felix caught assistant coach Nate James' attention while James was out there to scout CSI's Aziz N'diaye.

“It’s an incredible compliment to Carrick and his family,” said CSI head coach Steve Gosar. “We know Duke doesn’t recruit bad kids and Carrick’s as good as they come.”

Although Felix has not yet committed to play for Duke--and now that he has gotten attention from the Blue Devils, several other top-tier programs have offered as well--he acknowledged that he is leaning toward playing for Krzyzewski and can see himself fitting in with the program well.

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