On the opening weekend of college basketball practice, Keith Dambrot and his staff will host an out-of-town official visitor.
Amari Kelly (6-foot-9, 225 pounds), a 2018 power forward from Snellville, Georgia will check out the Dukes to see if they’ll be his future college home.
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Kelly has over twenty offers so getting an official visit from him is a positive for Duquesne. The talented forward also has offers from East Carolina, New Orleans, Northeastern, UMass, UTEP, Florida Gulf Coast, LaSalle, Cleveland State, Saint Bonaventure, Murray State, Hofstra and Louisiana Tech.
After arriving in Pittsburgh last night, PSN spoke briefly to Kelly and got his thoughts on this weekend and the Duquesne program.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Duquesne’s campus. I really liked the area of the school and it was cool getting off (the) highway (Ft. Pitt Tunnels) and seeing the rivers and the skyscrapers. It’s a very vibrant city,” said Kelly.
“I decided to visit Duquesne because the coaches left a really good impression on me when we met face to face. They were about the details which was impressive to me so much that I thought it was worth taking a further look into them.”
“As far as the Duquesne coaches, I was really impressed when I met them. It wasn’t a typical meeting where the head coach runs the show leaving very little room for the assistants to talk and contribute. It was the opposite. It showed me that Coach Dambrot has trust in his coaching staff,” said Kelly.
So what does Dambrot and his staff like about Kelly’s game?
“They like my versatility, as well as my ability to pass and my defensive fundamentals that will be transferable at this level.”
“They believe that I’ve yet to scratch the surface of my true potential.”
PSN will follow up with Kelly following this weekends visit to Duquesne.