Yes, I get it that it still hurts that HB chose Carolina over us. But despite what some analysts and people are saying, I refuse to ever believe that Ol Roy is a better recruiter than Coach K as well as the best recruiter in college basketball. Roy wanted Singler really bad, and he lost out to us on him. He wanted Gerald really badly; and he lost to us with Gerald. Sure, he beat us for the services of Wright and HB; but look how Wright has turned out. He left after one year and UNC didn't win a championship; and Wright has yet to do anything in the NBA. As far as HB is concerned, time will only tell. And as he admitted in a recent article, it took one Hell of an effort (effort being Michael Jordan) to get Barnes away from us. In fact, he recruited HB harder than any other recruit in his time as a coach. Call me delusional, but I choose to believe that Roy needed HB worse then we did because he knows the talent momentum is beginning to swing back our way; and when you look at the fact that he's pretty limited on scholarships for the next year or so, Roy needed Barnes to keep up with us.
We are in a great position to land Miller and Rivers, just to name a few. And based on the way our Duke team has played so far, I think we are going to sweep Carolina this year, win the ACC and be in strong contention for the final 4; and the '10 and '11 teams will continue to build on this year's team success.
The futurre is bright and I am excited to be a Dukie!!! It's all about us winning on the court; and as we can continue to do more of that, we will get all the recruits that we want. Bring on Roy, HB, Mcadoo and whoever else.....I look forward to our Duke team kicking their a&& and making recruits regret not choosing Duke over the light-blue dark side.