Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
During his four-day stint serving mostly as an attentive and enthusiastic spectator at Team USA basketball minicamp Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was reminded of one of his early encounters with Mike Krzyzewski the coach of the U.S. men’s national team. Krzyzewski the legendary Duke coach recruited Beal out of high school traveling to St. Louis and attracting a large crowd of excitable teenagers when he sat in on one of Beal’s practices at Chaminade High. A few of the Duke assistants on the USA Basketball staff mentioned the visit to Beal but he avoided the subject with Krzyzewski. “He’s probably upset I didn’t go to Duke” Beal who chose to attend Florida said with a laugh. Krzyzewski certainly didn’t hold a grudge when it came to USA Basketball. He and program chairman Jerry Colangelo were adamant about having Beal in attendance at the minicamp even though the 6-foot-4 shooting guard would be limited because of a stress injury in his right fibula. The gesture said a lot...
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