Roscoe chooses to join Duke in 2010.
The following choose Duke in 2011:
Quincy Miller (get the 2000 post thread ready - this one's important)
Beal or Rivers (I hope they just put the offer out there and give it to the first one that wants it. They're both great kids. No waiting - no drama)
Plumlee 3 (The table is set for ya big guy.)
If this unfolds, even the ungulate death star cannot top it.
How much have we really seen from Marshall Plumlee? I trust K, but last time I checked Marshall seemed like a Ryan Kelly without the outside shot.
Let's just do one thing... Let's not call Roscoe, Mp3, Beal, Rivers, Topoko or even Miller a Duke lean at any time. Every time that seems to happen we lose the recruit.
So no more for me. Once you commit and become a Duke kid for real I will pay attention to you, otherwise, I am no longer interested.
So here's to Tyler Thornton, Kyrie Irving, and Josh Hairston.. Guys, we love you already, and can't wait to see you suit up for your first game in Cameron Indoor.
Congrats to Captains Amile Jefferson & Quinn Cook. Go lead this team to nets and hardware fellas!
What would really be good is if we could get to know the kid, maybe find some way to get him to come to campus, maybe even play some pick-up with some of the present players ...
You know, there are so many of those still-growing 6'11" rising juniors with athleticism that would fit in at Duke, we shouldn't rush into this ...
What? We already offered? How could we?
is there a record for sarcasm in a single post? i hope this is a contender. i tried
Is there anyway Duke could go after Jelan Kendrick or Terrance Jones?
Both Beal and Rivers are shooting guards (I know, we don't like labels, but bear with me). With two really good off-guards already in the mix, the brew might be a bit spicier with a big wing that can really defend. In this case, isn't a dynamic bigger wing better than redundancy at a position? The three-guard option is already in place. I think Roscoe adds another option to the team - you know, the whole sum of the parts idea. We would all be thrilled with Roscoe, Beal or Rivers, Marshall P., and Miller, just as we would be thrilled with Beal and Rivers, Marshall P., and Miller. The first option just appeals to me a little more in terms of team options and matchups.
"Let's just do one thing... Let's not call Roscoe, Mp3, Beal, Rivers, Topoko or even Miller a Duke lean at any time. Every time that seems to happen we lose the recruit. "
Except that Irving, Dawkins, Hairston, Thornton were all considered Duke leans. As were Singler, Scheyer, and Henderson. And so forth. And so on.
The statement "Every time that [a public Duke lean] seems to happen we lose the recruit" is factually incorrect. Had I said "every Duke lean goes to Duke" then you would have a point. But I didn't say that. So your point is irrelevant to my point.
Having posted on this board since the beginning, I'm not remotely surprised to find the sky-is-falling-mentality is still alive and well. But I do find it curious. So, Duke will only have three top-30 recruits and a freshman All-American joining the team next year. And yes, I'll say it. Roscoe Smith is a Duke lean. So, sue me.
Some one said this a few months ago, and it applies here I think. Everyone is a bit edgy today because of the Barnes thing. We've become a little unc centric. If we look beyond this comparison, and look at things nationally, Duke is in really good shape. Roscoe would be a VERY nice addition, and he wouldn't be linked to Barnes, he would be linked to Duke. We should hope he "leans" this way. (couldn't resist)