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Dukes Set Sights on 2020 Ohio Forward John Hugley



With such a young roster, Keith Dambrot doesn’t have many scholarships available at this time for the Class of 2019.

Duquesne fans will need to keep a close eye on their game programs this year as they’ll be watching newcomers such as Tavian Dunn-Martin, Brandon Wade, Frankie Hughes, Craig Randall, Marcus Weathers, Gavin Bizeau, Michael Hughes, Lamar Norman, Amari Kelly, Dylan Swingle and Austin Rotroff in the upcoming season.

The Dukes don’t have a single senior scholarship player on the roster, so a majority of the staffs recruiting efforts will be toward the Class of 2020.

With that in mind, Duquesne has extended an offer to 2020 forward John Hugley (6-8, 220) from Cleveland, Ohio. Duquesne has joined Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cleveland State, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Robert Morris, Saint Louis and Tulane as teams that have offered Hugley.

PSN is told that Hugley is a big, strong player that’s improving a lot and has been playing really well lately.

“Right now I believe the strengths of my game are my mid-range game and my post moves,” Hugley said. “I believe my post offense is really good. As far as things I want to improve, I’d working to become more athletic and to work on finishing at the rim better.”

The Ohio native wasn’t surprised by the offer. Dambrot has been recruiting him going back to his freshman season and that the Duquesne coaches attended all of his recent AAU games.

“This Duquesne offer is a real good offer,” he said. “I was both excited and a little surprised by it. I’ve been working hard for a big offer and I just didn’t know it would come this soon. This offer is also a big source of motivation to me as well.”

Hugley admits that he doesn’t know a ton about Dambrot and the Duquesne program but that will change soon, because he told PSN that he will be coming to Pittsburgh this coming weekend to make an unofficial visit to Duquesne.

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