Sierra Calhoun of Christ the King High School in New York City is one of the top guards in the 2014 recruiting class.

Calhoun commits to Duke

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August 5, 2013 - 7:17pm
Sierra Calhoun of Christ the King High School in Brooklyn, New York commits to Duke. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

Sierra Calhoun of Christ the King High School in Brooklyn, New York commits to Duke. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

Sierra Calhoun, the top prospect in New York City and the 10th ranked player in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, has committed to Duke. The 6-1 guard committed to coach Joanne McCallie via phone on Sunday, choosing the Blue Devils over Connecticut, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

"I'm very excited, it's a great place," Calhoun told Full Court. "I believe in what Coach P is putting together and I believe that Duke can one day cut down the nets and win a national championship."

This season, Calhoun averged 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals per game for Christ the King and was named to the All-Metro team in New York City.  There was much speculation she would pick Connecticut where her brother Omar is a sophomore on the men's basketball team. However, Calhoun was swayed by the strength of the ACC and the vision of McCallie. "I believe in her and her vision for me," said Calhoun. "The program is knocking on the door of greatness."

Knocking on the door is a good assesment of where the Blue Devils stand, as Calhoun is the second top ten 2014 recruit the Blue Devils have snagged this year -- in April, No. 7 ranked Azura Stephens, a 6-4 power forward from Cary High School in Raleigh, N.C., committed to Duke, joining top 100 forward Erin Mathies of Fox Chapel High School in Pittsburg.

Last season the ACC champs had the second best recruiting class in the nation after hauling in four top 50 players: No. 5 Oderah Chidom, No. 8 Rebecca Greenwell, No. 20 Kendall Cooper, and No. 32 Kianna Holland


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