Austin couldn't bear to visit chapel hell and listen to ol' roy's spiel again, dadgummit. He had to announce this week!
But what a prima donna! No Skype, no Twitter countdown, no fanfare. What kind of kid is this?
I am grinning from ear to ear
Welcome to Duke!!! Let the reign begin!
Shooting guards in 2011:
Michael Gbinije (although could be considered SF)
Wow! That is some serious talent at one position. Obviously, Coach K just plays his best players though.
What an awesome birthday present!!!!!!! Happy birthday to me!!!!!!
Yeah, and let Austin play a bit of PG along with Tyler "The Winner" Thornton and maybe Quinn Cook, and let Gbinjie slide to SF, and that is a TON of talent.
Man, this is so sweet. It really feels like SUCH a load off our shoulders, knowing that we are losing some very important people next year.
So. Does Kyrie stay a second year? Or is it too early to think about it?
What was the kid's name from last year?!?! Can't even remember Duke recruiting him! My my how things have changed!!! It is truly a good day to be a Duke fan. Congrats everyone!!! This is a great feeling....1st a NC and then this....and a great upcoming season on the horizon!!! Wow how can things get any better!!!!
Why aren't we continuing the mega thread? Where's Kong?
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill
President of the "Nolan Smith Should Have His Jersey in The Rafters" Club
Awesome news this Thursday morning. Paging Vash, duketaylor, and airowe -- time to take credit from your unwavering knowledge of Rivers to Duke!
Great news! Congrats to Austin and to Duke basketball!
And now the reaction from the IC board (always good for laughs, though may damage your brain):
Jigoistic (4463 posts): "kay finally one one against roy and he only needed a multi year head start a faux championship and david falk putting the clamps on doc rivers. that vamp is a recruiting genius."
TrustinRoy (28766 posts): "His dad did want him to take other visits since he had only visited Florida and I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this.I'm a real wanker for saying this. (the two schools he has committed to.) He scheduled official visits to UNC and Kansas. But Doc left for training camp a couple days ago. It sure looks like Coach K did an awesome job convincing Austin to ignore his father's advice sometime in the last couple of days."
UNCeenNothingYet (5385 posts): "bummer. particularly since he was supposed to visit Chapel Hill this weekend. k must have really put the squeeze on him to commit to [Duke spelled wrong] before this weekend wowed him."
Ah, that evil Coach K, twisting kids to ignore their parents' advice and give in to his Machiavellian schemes...
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."
I just saw Tyler Thorton's facebook status
...and my heart literally skipped a beatAustin Rivers to Duke...thats another one to the 2011 class!
This is amazing
Cream and Crimson on the outside.
Duke blue on the inside.
WOW, I just about wet my pants when I read the title to this thread. I just can't stop smiling.
HOW SWEET IT IS!!
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RE: Rivers to duke
This sounds odd. From all indications he liked UNC and Roy then all of the sudden, without announcing it publicly, he commits to duke. Maybe K threatened to give his scholarship away to someone else if he didn't sign on the dotted line.
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These people are out of their minds, someone must have feed them some real BS about AR and roy's visit.