January 22, 2008

Blue Devils interested in Riley?

Last week, Duke fans were shocked when news broke that four-star forward Erik Murphy had already pulled the trigger and chosen the Florida Gators. With Murphy off the board, fans immediately started wondering who the attention would be turned to now. Would it be Deshawn Painter or would it be a newer face such as Deshonte Riley?

Rumors quickly began to swirl that Riley, a 6-foot-11, 220 pounder from Birmingham (Mich.) Country Day, was becoming a prospect in which Duke could focus its attention. While this could certainly hold true in the coming weeks or months, Riley says it would be news to him.

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