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Promising update on Duke basketball's pursuit of five-star forward

No news seemed like bad news. And so too did a seemingly snickering tweet. But the most recent nugget regarding O'Dea (Wash.) power forward Paolo Banchero suggests the Duke basketball coaches still feel in thick of things.

Per a tweet on Tuesday from Stock Risers recruiting insider Jake Weingarten, at least one assistant from Durham will be in Seattle on Dec. 16 to check in on Banchero. Evidently, the fact that the 6-foot-9, 235-pound five-star junior retweeted news of Duke beating Winthrop on Friday is enough to overlook the fact he had retweeted, with added crying-laughing emojis, news of the program's historic home loss to Stephen F.