Just two days after 2022 forward Matus Hrnosky committed to Duquesne, Keith Dambrot and the Dukes added another player for next year on Wednesday, as senior forward Abdou Halil-Barre announced his commitment to the program.
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Halil-Barre stands at 6-foot-9 with a massive 7-foot-4 wingspan, and thrives above the rim offensively. He possesses an athletic frame and pairs it with solid footwork and quick-twitch explosiveness in the paint. On the defensive end, he thrives around the rim, and alongside current Dukes’ commit David Dixon, the two solve the Dukes’ lack of rim protection for the future.
Halil-Barre, who plays for Scotland Campus in Pennsylvania, chose the Dukes over reported offers from Siena, LSU, South Florida, Youngstown State, Bryant and Illinois. He ran with NY Renaissance on the EYBL circuit, and is originally a native of Benin, Africa.
With the commitment of Halil-Barre, the Dukes stay hot on the recruiting trail. The 2022 class now includes Halil-Barre, Dixon, Hronsky, guard LA Pratt, Kareem Rozier, and transfer guard Tre Clark.