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Duquesne Signs Talented Czech Forward Jakub Nečas



It’s potentially a huge day for the Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball program.

This morning, the Dukes received a commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Jakub Necas from the Czech Republic. A source close to the Duquesne program tells PSN that Necas potentially is the most talented player that Keith Dambrot has recruited to play at Duquesne. This is someone the Dukes have quietly been recruiting for well over a year.

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Over the last week, Necas was a standout performer at the NBA Academy Games in Atlanta. Back home in Czech, Necas played in the highest-level league and was a standout.

PSN is told that the left-hander is very physically strong and has both an inside and outside game and is capable of knocking down the 3-point shot. Necas is a good ball-handler for his size and is very tough defensively.

As far as his position in college, Necas is capable of playing the 2, 3 and 4 spots.

The addition of Necas continues a strong off-season for the Dukes as they really improved their skill and toughness in the frontcourt.

Along with Necas, Duquesne has added NC State transfer 6-10 forward Dusan Mahorcic, Andrei Savrasov (6’7″, 225-pounds), Hassan Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds), and Fousseyni Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds) from the transfer portal so far this offseason.

Provided everyone is healthy, this new look frontcourt will become a strength for the Dukes and given the talent that will be returning in the backcourt, this year’s Duquesne team could be a dark-horse contender in the Atlantic-10.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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