Remember Amile Jefferson, the highly touted 2012 recruit that chose Duke over NC State and Kentucky? Jefferson, ranked the 7th best power forward in the 2012 class at the time, called his decision to go to Duke “a once in a lifetime opportunity and something you don’t pass up on.”
In Duke’s opener against Georgia State, Jefferson put up five points and two rebounds over thirteen minutes and according to those inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, has fully embraced the role of a Dukie. Jefferson said this of his first official game in a Blue Devil jersey:
“I’m always happy to be on the floor,” Jefferson said. “I love playing basketball. To play it in a Duke jersey in Cameron (Indoor) Stadium is unbelievable. I’m always going to be excited. If I’m out there for two minutes or 20 minutes, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to be excited every second I’m on that floor and bring energy that’s contagious.”
See you tomorrow night, Amile.