Found August 29, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Austin Rivers
It has only been recently that the Duke Blue Devils have been recruiting players that are so called “one and done” players.  These are players that only play one year in college and then jump to the NBA.  In the history of Duke Basketball they have only had four players that were the one and done players.  Those players are Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, and more recently Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers. In the case of both Irving and Rivers, it was more of expected that they would leave after only playing one year at Duke, but how has this impacted Duke Basketball?  Players who leave early are never an easy thing for a coach, especially if they are not ready to leave for the NBA.  This is something coaches have to think about in today’s game, because it is more accepted today but was never really heard of before the 1990’s. Players who leave early are making their coaches think about replacing them before they know that they are leaving.  Coaches have to think about who could leave and ...

Coach K tells player he can turn pro after one year

Mike Krzyzewski is working to secure a commitment from Myles Turner, a 6-foot-10 power forward who is considered a top-10 prospect in the 2014 class. “I also like how Coach K talks to me,” Turner wrote in his blog. “He handles me like I'm a pro. He says things like: "Myles you're a pro and you need to carry yourself that way. You don't need to worry about all...
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