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Duke Blue Devils (that rat faced scumbag)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Jeffcat, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Ok, but why the change in who they are getting in recruiting (i.e.,1 & done guys)? They didn't really amp up getting so many 1 & dones until dirty Capel came back to them. For so long K had a reluctance to recruit players who did not want to stay in college for four years and settled for McDonald's AAs he thought he could get to stay in college a while. If K has been cheating to get some of these players, then he isn't due anything.

    It's an apples and oranges comparison anyway - having a Battier, Grant Hill or Laettner for 3 or 4 years in hoops is a huge advantage, like having a legit future NFL QB in college football, and K has had a lot of great ones - a star at any position in hoops can elevate a program.
    LitlBuck likes this.
  2. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Yup. And he recruited those guys, landed them, coached them and won ‘dem titles. I don’t really give a fuck about him, but he’s obviously exceptionally good at what he does
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Duke loses 5 starters with Carter going pro

    Duke has lost its entire starting group after freshman big man Wendell Carter Jr. announced he will declare for the NBA draft and forgo his final three years of college eligibility.

    Carter joins fellow freshmen Marvin Bagley III, Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval in declaring with the intent to hire an agent. The Blue Devils, who signed the top three players in the Class of 2018, will also lose senior Grayson Allen.

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    Duke, Kentucky and the limits of one-and-done rosters


    One of the most peculiar aspects of college basketball also happens to be one of its most prominent features. Duke and Kentucky are programs everyone talks about, and teams that, almost without exception, recruit better than any other "brands" nationally.

    Yet, to a certain extent, the Blue Devils and the Wildcats appear to be trapped under a one-and-done ceiling on performance. Past national champions such as Duke in 2014-15 and Kentucky in 2011-12 were great not only because of their one-and-done stars but also because of their veterans.

    Veterans are increasingly hard to find on recent rosters led by Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari. In the one-and-done era, no team has ever earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with a roster that returned fewer than 30 percent of its possession minutes from the previous season. Duke has now come in under that 30 percent threshold in two of the last three seasons. Kentucky has done so every year since its undefeated run to the 2015 Final Four.

    Looking ahead toward next season, it appears that the Blue Devils, at least, will once again rely heavily on freshmen. Of course, when the freshmen in question are players like R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish, that reliance could very well turn out to be a good thing. Talent will again be abundant next season in Durham, North Carolina.

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  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    have never seen you posting about Ohio State basketball recruiting before but the point you just made about Ohio State football is exactly the point I made about Dookie basketball. So much talent and so little titles like 5 in 3 decades
  5. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    No, not exactly. But I’ll leave it alone since it’s your opinion vs mine. Hard to change those.

    And my apologies for not posting much in b-ball recruiting. I’ll do better
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  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    With all the shenanigans going around with college basketball, it sure was nice to see two guys like R.J. and Zion go to this school without taking any extra benefits:lol:
    It makes one wonder if Mikey has a Sam like Coach Wooden did back in the day.
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  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Kid is a freak.

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  8. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    How in the world....
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  9. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    He's what... 6'8" with a 40"+ vertical?
  10. and pushing something like ~280lbs
  11. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior


    I honestly thought that he was just going to be a freak of nature, but unable to do the fundamental things of basketball, like dribble and shoot. Boy, was I wrong! This kid can play!
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  12. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    So while blocking the shot, it damn near looks like he’s setting a world record long jump - but doing to while completely verticle. Amazing.
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  13. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    IMO, with Williamson, if Duke doesn't win the NCAA Tournament this season it will reflect badly on K. The team is absolutely stacked.
  14. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Zion blows out a Nike, and may have blown out a knee.


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