With their 2018 recruiting class nearly filled, Keith Dambrot and his staff are busy scouting and now offering junior prospects.
A talented guard from Ohio found out on Sunday that he’d received an offer to play for the Dukes.
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Duquesne has extended an offer to 2019 shooting guard Josh Corbin (6-foot-4, 170 pounds) from Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. Corbin now holds offers from Toledo, Akron, Cleveland State and Loyola Marymount.
“I noticed the Duquesne coaches started watching me this summer coming to a few of my games. Then at the start of school they really started getting interested because I saw their coaches during our open gym. During that time, I had a chance to talk with them,” said Corbin.
“Then this past weekend, I went to Duquesne for a visit. That was really nice because I had the chance to see the school and the campus. I stayed overnight and went to their first practice on Sunday. After the practice, they offered me a scholarship which was a blessing. Duquesne is definitely a place that I would consider going to.”
Corbin is a very skilled guard and I asked him what particularly the Duquesne coaches liked about his game.
“The main thing they said they liked about me was my shooting. At first when they saw me, I was just knocking down catch and shoot shoots so they wanted to watch me more to see if I could make shots off the dribble. As they watched me more, they saw me making shots off the pick and roll and making plays to set up my teammates for shots. They also liked that I was a taller guard, something they are looking for,” said Corbin.
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While on his visit, Corbin was happy and glad that he was able to sit in on a college basketball practice. It was a chance for him to learn and also get see the way Dambrot runs things.
“That was my first time every seeing a college basketball practice. It was nice to see what a fast pace they did things at. Everything was at 100% and there wasn’t many breaks because they wanted to get in as much as possible. At the start of practice, they passed out a sheet detailing how practice would be run which consisted of a lot of back to back, quick drills. That what was surprising to me, how hard and fast everything was done,” said Corbin.
While this was Corbin’s first visit to Duquesne, it wasn’t his first time in Pittsburgh because he tells me he has family here so he’s visited a couple other times. Corbin also mentioned that he liked the location of Duquesne’s campus, particularly the size of it.