November 15, 2007

Painter talks Duke, recruiting

The Duke men's basketball class of 2009 recruiting board is still, for the most part, in the developmental stages. Currently, the coaching staff has a list of about 13 players that they have had some form of contact with over the course of the recruitment period. An area that Coach K and his staff have placed a great deal importance on is finding help in the paint.

One recruit that has had some contact with Duke and could potentially fill that need is five-star center Deshawn Painter of Norfolk (Va.) Booker T. Washington High School.

"Duke seems to have a lot of interest in me, but right now they haven't shown any more than any of the other schools," Painter said. "It's just really early right now and all the schools are recruiting me about the same."

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