Chase Jeter, the number 13 recruit in the class of 2015, has chosen his path as to which school he will be attending once he finishes his senior year. Mike Krzyzewski and his Blue Devils have been seen as the favorite and indeed have landed the 6-10, 215lb center from Las Vegas. This is yet another big pick up for Duke, as big men are always key. It was evident last year that without a true center, teams struggle.
With the high probability that incoming freshman Jahlil Okafor will leave for the NBA after this season, it is very important that the blue Devils have been able secure another center to go along with Marshall Plumlee (who will be a senior when Jeter will arrive on campus).
Jeter is very much a traditional, back to the basket center with very good athleticism. He has shown the ability to pass after he has posted up down low, as well as a very good spin move when he decides to shoot his hook shot.
He also has a quick first step and great up fake. He can finish above the rim as well as any big man in the 2015 class, but can also shoot the face up jumper even with a hand in his face. His vision is very impressive, as he rarely makes bad decisions even when he gets double-teamed. Jeter seems to have keen sense of where his teammates are on the offensive side and is a very good defender.
It was even seen tonight in the Adidas Nations 3rd place game, as he got in the passing lanes when Team Howard decided to press full court and has the ability with his great size and long arms to not just block shots, but to have the intimidation factor and make drivers think twice about trying to finish around the rim. He’s a plus rebounder who boxes out more than uses his leaping ability to grab boards and it has been noted that he runs the floor exceptionally well.
Jeter has improved immensely over the course of this last year as he got stronger, quicker, and more assertive with his decision-making. Having athletic big men who contain all of these attributes is a big plus and Duke should be very excited about this young man coming to Durham.
Information: 247sports.com and ESPN