Found July 09, 2013 on
Jabari Parker is going to have an interesting role this coming year for Duke. He is going to be expected to pick up where Ryan Kelly left off, and maybe even more. He is only a freshman, but he is going to be asked to produce like a senior in his first year. The Blue Devils lost a substantial amount from last year’s team and one of their main pieces was Ryan Kelly.
Parker is going to have to fill in for Kelly, which means he is going to have to be able to go into the post as well as stretch the defense with his jumper. Kelly had a huge impact for the Blue Devils last year. Prior to his injury they did not lose a game. Looking at Parker’s skill set, he should be filling in really well for this team this year.
Parker’s game is a lot like Kelly’s, except he isn’t quite as tall. His game is inside- outside and very similar to his predecessor. The one thing that Parker has that Kelly didn’t is his athleticism, which will be needed this year if they are going to make up for the la...
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On the football side of things, I don’t think anyone disputes that Pitt and Syracuse (and Louisville next year) are taking a step up in football competition. Or in the case of Syracuse and Pitt it is more akin to a restoration to the level of competition they faced at the start of the millennium.
The basketball side, however, is not the same deal. Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has...
Boy, nobody wins if those are the choices.
Sorry, Pitt fans but Notre Dame is now the early leader for most likely to ferment a new, nasty basketball rivalry with Duke.
Here’s how it went down. The New York Post had a wide-ranging interview with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the interview he was less than diplomatic regarding new member Notre Dame:
Q: Do you like the...
Actually, I’m kidding. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski does not hate Notre Dame. However, in a recent interview with Lenn Robbins of the NY Post, the Duke coach doesn’t like the fact that the Fighting Irish won’t be ALL-IN the ACC.
From The Post:
I think you can’t do something for one that you’re not willing to do for all in these type of situations. I would never have...