4 recruits will join first class of Ferry's basketball Dukes

So far, emphasis on guard spots

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Duquesne coach Jim Ferry has secured a recruiting class for next season that includes two point guards, a shooting guard and a 6-foot-5 swingman.

The university has not announced the recruits, who first must be screened by the school's clearinghouse.

Ferry was hired April 10, late in the recruiting season, but stressed he would not rush to fill the roster just for the sake of filling it. He has said repeatedly his plan is to build the program "brick by brick."

His additions:

• Marvin Binney, a point guard, transferring from New Mexico Junior College. He will have three years of eligibility.

Binney, 6 feet 2, 185 pounds, is originally from Toronto, Ontario. His twitter handle reads "Newest member of Duquesne Basketball Family."

Binney signed with Duquesne after a trip to the campus this week, according to a tweet by his JUCO coach, Chris Tift, who could not be reached for comment.

• Derrick Colter, a 5-10 point guard from Largo, Md., who committed last week and was described by his high school coach as having "great floor savvy."

• Jeremiah Jones, a 6-3 shooting guard from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis. Jones has committed and signed with Duquesne, said St. John's coach Tyler Benson.

"He's built like a football player. He's a big kid," said Benson. "He'll use his strength. He can get to the rim. He's going to have a fun time in the league."

• Quevyn Winters, a 6-5 swingman from Oldsmar Christian in Oldsmar, Fla., who played for Mack Prep in North Carolina this past season. Jordan Fair, his coach at Oldsmar Christian, confirmed his former player had committed to the Dukes.

"I label him as a point forward," said Fair.

"He played the one, two, and three for us. He has the skill set to play the point guard, because he handles the ball extremely well. He also shoots it really well from the outside. He can really play and guard multiple positions."


First Published May 17, 2012 12:00 AM


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