Jefferson makes his pick
Amile Jefferson
Amile Jefferson
Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 15, 2012


After much deliberation, Amile Jefferson announced his college choice at a press conference at his high school. Jefferson, a five-star recruit, will play in the ACC.

Amile Jefferson is headed to ACC country.

After pushing back his decision until mid-May, Jefferson, a top 25 prospect out of Wynnewood (Pa.) Friends Central, picked Duke at a press conference at his school on Tuesday.

"When I finally sat down and talked to my family Duke just seemed like the right school and the best fit," Jefferson said at the media conference.

Jefferson also strongly considered North Carolina State, Villanova, Kentucky and Ohio State. Jefferson took visits to all five schools involved with his recruitment.

"It's a place where everyone would be happy and seeing me going," said Jefferson. "They value academics... right now I don't think they have a player at my position or a guy like me at Duke right now and I hope to bring an energy and a passion to the school and basketball team."

With his commitment to the Blue Devils, Jefferson becomes the second five-star prospect to commit to Duke in the 2012 class. Jefferson joins the top shooting guard in the country -- Rasheed Sulaimon -- to make up their two-man class.

Jefferson is ranked as the No. 3 power forward and No. 21 overall in the 2012 class.

*James Henderson also contributed to this report.


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