Duke’s dream of landing the trifecta of Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow might take a step closer to reality after all three visit the campus the weekend of Oct. 25.
Various reports indicate that Winslow will join Jones and Okafor on their official visit that weekend.
“With Justise’s choices, he can’t make a bad choice so we approach our visits more on the comfort level,” Robin Davis, Winslow’s mother, recently told SNY.tv. “I look at it as basketball is going to take care of itself….But are you going to take care of my son? It’s more of a comfort that way for me. That’s where our visits are now, because how many times can you tell me this is where you’re going to play him?
“It’s more on the personal side.”
Winslow is coming off a string of visits to Texas A&M, Florida and UCLA, and Davis said her son still planned to visit Duke, Arizona, Stanford and Kansas in October, though she was not certain of all the dates.
“I don’t know how the last three are going to play itself out,” she said. “I don’t know who’s going to get the unofficial. I don’t know how we’re going to do that.”
In the past, Winslow has said he might be interested in playing with Jones and Okafor in college, but wanted to keep his options open.
“I would like to play with them, but I gotta do what’s best for me,” he told SNY.tv in August. “I got other guys, like Stanley [Johnson] I would to play with too, but at the end of the day I gotta do what’s best for me and my family.”
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