The Recruit Scoop reports that 6-foot-8 power forward A.J. West has committed to Duquesne for the 2011-2012 school year.â†µ
After announcing his intentions to play for Duquesne he told The Recruit Scoop:â†µ
"Their style of play just fits me best with the run and gun. I feel it's the perfect level of competition and it is close to home."â†µ
The Dukes were also heavily involved in a recruiting battle with Saint Bonaventure for Youssou N'Doye, a 6-foot-9 forward from Lee, Maine. After signing West however, it appears the Dukes have found their forward to replace recently departed forwards Damian Saunders and Joel Wright.â†µ
Here is his highlight reel.â†µ
Here is his ESPN recruit profile.â†µ
West will join guard P.J. Torres, swingman Daniel Herrera, and Kadeem Pantophlet as members of Duquesne's 2011 recruiting class.