Breaking News: It's Official!

Andre Dawkins (Atlantic Shores Christian, Virginia Beach, VA) is set to receive his high school diploma Friday, and will attend freshman orientation at Duke University beginning Monday, August 18th.

Andre Dawkins - BDN Photo

He's ready to go. (Photo courtesy of

According to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi and The Virginian-Pilot, the erstwhile rising senior will forgo his final year of high school and join the team this season along with freshmen Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly.

The addition of Andre, a five-star recruit ranked third among shooting guards and 16th overall by will undoubtedly give Coach K more depth in the backcourt – a weakness that has been well documented this offseason.

For more on Andre and what impact we might see from him this year, check out our closer look at Andre Dawkins.