Westerville Central senior shooting guard Eric James verbally committed to play for Duquesne University earlier this week according to therecruitscoop.com and other sources.

James, who stands about 6-3 and plays AAU basketball for the All Ohio Red, averaged 15.5 points and made first-team all-OCC-Cardinal and third-team all-district last season for the Warhawks.

Central went 12-12 last winter under former coach Todd Minney. Donovon Barrett, who led Buckeye Valley to seven MOAC titles in 14 seasons, took over as coach in May.

Last season, Duquesne went 8-22 under first-year coach Jim Ferry.