John Watson of the Devils Den was interviewed by another Duke website, DukeReport.com, for a little insight into the Marques Bolden situation. Watson admitted he isn’t sure which way Bolden is leaning, but said it’s hard to think Duke has the inside track at this time.
From the DukeReport.com interview:
What’s your prediction for where Marques Bolden will be playing next season?
I honestly am not sure. And I don’t know that he is either. But if you look at all the pieces, it’s kind of hard to think Duke has the inside track. The Blue Devils have room for him next year with 12 scholarship players. Kentucky doesn’t have room unless Marcus Lee doesn’t come back to Lexington. So, it seems to follow that if Duke was his top choice and if they had sold him on becoming a Blue Devil, what is there to wait for? Conversely, if his top choice is or was Kentucky, he’d have to wait to see what Lee is going to do before he could even commit. That’s just me trying to put the pieces together as best I can, but as you noted earlier, this has been an odd recruitment. [DukeReport.com]
Sometimes it’s good to hear the perspective from the other side, especially when it’s positive for our own side, as is the case here.
That said, who really knows anything?
Read more from Watson on Bolden’s recruitment here.