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Donovan Jack Commits to Duquesne

Duquesne received some good recruiting news Wednesday evening when 6-foot-9 forward Donovan Jack announced he was coming to the Bluff for 2012-2013 (via The Recruit Scoop).

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The Reading native received interest from a variety of schools, including St. Joseph's and St. Bonaventure. 

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His scouting reports (must have ESPN insider for full access) describe him as "a tough and competitive lefty that plays with great energy on both sides of the floor."

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His report also mentions his ability to score on the blocks and run the floor.

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As far as potential drawbacks go, they mention his wiry frame and that he will need to add strength to reach his full potential. He is described as still having "very good upside."

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This is great news for Dukes fans. Along with Martins Abele, the reinforcements that will come in 2012 will give the team much more size, and therefore a better chance to stay competitive throughout an entire season. Given the question marks Derrick Martin and Andre Marhold leave, Jack will likely be able to step in right away.

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A highlight video can be found here.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.