In an unprecedented move Coach Mike Krzyzewski has landed his first junior college recruit at Duke with the commitment of Twin Falls (Idaho) College of Southern Idaho wing prospect Carrick Felix.
A versatile slasher at 6-foot-5, 180-pounds, Felix considers himself honored to have the opportunity to play at Duke.
"I just feel so honored," said Felix. "It's been such a long road for me having to go the junior college route and not qualifying in high school. My parents got divorced, and I've broken my wrist twice. So I've been going through things both on and off the court. It just means so much to come back after I broke my wrist my first year here and work hard and get an offer from Coach K."
Felix, who averaged 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and 1.5 blocks per game, is ready to wear a number of different hats for Duke.
"Coach K said he wants to utilize me in all ways," he said. "He sees me as a versatile player who can play multiple positions- the two and the three and even some four if I need to. I'm excited about what I will be able to do there."
The historic nature of his commitment isn't lost on Felix either.
"It means a lot to me that I'm the first junior college player that Coach K has recruited," he said. "Not many junior college players get an opportunity like this. I'm just honored that I have the opportunity to go to Duke."
Felix also was recruited by Arizona State, Idaho, Kent State and South Florida.
He joins five-star prospect Kyrie Irving, four-star prospect Joshua Hairston and three-star prospect Tyler Thornton in Duke's top 10 ranked 2010 recruiting class.