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Red Devil duo are college bound

May 11, 2005

 Coleman - Randolph-Clay teammates Shamaine Dukes and Lancie Cannon will leave quite a legacy with the Red Devil basketball program.

 The duo was largely responsible for Randolph-Clay posting consecutive undefeated seasons and two state championships.

The co-players of the year in Class-A signing college scholarships with different schools.

Point guard Shamaine Dukes is heading to Wake Forest University and forward Lancie Cannon is headed to Santa Fe Junior College in Gainesville Florida.

 Cannon, who averaged 27 points and 13 rebounds a game, will be watched by Division I schools at Santa Fe where he is likely to sign with a four year school in two years.

 Shamaine Dukes, who averaged 24 points, eight rebounds and six steals a game his senior season, is looking forward to the challenge of playing in the toughest conference in the nation in the ACC.

The Demon Deacons have lost point guard Chris Paul to the NBA draft which gives Shamaine Dukes a chance to play right away.

Shamaine Dukes said "They told me that if I come play hard, work hard that I can come in and play right away or even start."

Lancie Cannon said "Santa Fe I felt like was the best opportunity for me to get exposed being right down the street from Florida."

Shamaine Dukes is not the first player from Randolph-Clay to play at Wake Forest. Jerry Braswell was a standout guard for the Demon Deacons in the 1990's.

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