Keith Dambrot has a strong history recruiting the state of Ohio and that’s the place of Duquesne’s latest offer.
Duquesne has extended an offer to 2021 forward Tyrese Hughey (6’6″, 210) from Thomas Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio. The Dukes are attempting to get in early with the Ohio native as this becomes his second offer after Miami, Ohio.
“The offer surprised me a little bit but they’ve been watching me for awhile,” said Hughey. “Coach Charles Thomas has been talking to me and their coaches have been watching my games and coming to watch me at camps too. This offer from Duquesne is a real confidence booster to me but I know that I have to keep working harder.”
The offer to Hughey came after members of Duquesne’s staff watched him at a camp in Columbus at Capital University.
“The strongest points of my game are probably my high motor, my rebounding ability and my ability to score,” Hughey told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “As far as my high motor, I haven’t always been the best player so I had to bring something strong to the table like trying real hard on defense, like winning the fifty-fifty loose balls, diving on the floor and giving maximum effort all the time.”
“I knew that I was always going to be good but people really start telling me in 9th grade or late 8th grade that I had a chance to play basketball in college.”
Hughey will play D-1 college basketball and now it’s just a matter of where. Aside from Duquesne and Miami (Ohio), he’s hearing from Dayton, Holy Cross, St. Francis (PA) and Toledo.