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January 2, 2003
Additional January 11th Recruiting Event Info
SHREWSBURY, N.J. – The Hoop Group announced today its schedule for The Challenge Series at Duke, a high school boy’s basketball tripleheader to be held at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, January 11.
The event features Luol Deng of Blair (NJ) and Kris Humphries of Hopkins (MN), two of the top-five players in the country and Duke’s only signees for 2003-04. The Challenge series will also showcase two more top-25 programs in St. Anthony (NJ) and Montrose Christian (MD), while East Chapel Hill (NC) and Raleigh Millbrook (NC) represent The Triangle Region.
The Challenge Series at Duke University
Cameron Indoor Stadium, January 11
5:00 pm – No. 14* Montrose Christian (MD) vs. East Chapel Hill (NC)
Montrose Christian – one of the top teams in the nation features top-50 senior Linas Kleiza – against North Carolina power East Chapel Hill.
6:30 pm – No. 2** Blair Academy (NJ) vs. Raleigh Millbrook (NC)
Duke recruit Charlie Villanueva and Illinois signee Charlie Villanueva lead Blair against a talented Raleigh Millbrook squad.
8:00 pm – No. 13* Hopkins (MN) vs. No. 20* St. Anthony (NJ)
Hopkins, led by Duke signee Kris Humphries, takes on Bob Hurley’s New Jersey powerhouse, St. Anthony.
*USA Today Top 25, December 16 Poll
**HoopsUSA.com National Prep Rankings, December 16 Poll
Top Players/College Commitments
Luol Deng – Blair/Duke
Kris Humphries – Hopkins/Duke
Charlie Villanueva – Blair/Illinois
Terrence Roberts – St. Anthony/Syracuse
Dan Coleman – Hopkins/Boston College
Linas Kleiza – Montrose Christian; One of the top unsigned players in the country (Final two schools in the hunt, NC State and Missouri).
Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for students/senior citizens and are available by calling The Hoop Group at (732) 212-1440. All media credential requests must be made through The Hoop Group.