“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”
Just throwing this out there because I don't know the answer -- any adequate guys out there who have graduated, but have an extra year, that can take advantage of the Russell Wilson rule? My guess is that anyone that could really help is going to the next level, but one never knows.
So if Oriaki or Zeigler winds up coming and is immediately eligible, that will make the 2012/2013 class one of the most oddly assembled in Duke history. We'd have:
Andre Dawkins - originally part of the 2010 high school class, came a year early after Henderson and Williams left
Seth Curry - originally part of the 2008 high school class, transferred from Liberty and sat out a year
Oriaki/Zeigler - transfer from UCONN/Michigan under special circumstances
Mason, Ryan - normal schedule
Zeigler would not be in the 2013 class. (even if he could play next year, he'd have 2 years left).
It is true that Oriaki, Curry, Dawkins would be an unsually assembled group of seniors.
I'm not sure if this is all a serious possibility, but as a Michigan fan who follows the team almost as closely as he does Duke, Evan Smotrycz would be perfect for Duke. Ever since I saw him play I pegged him as Kyle Singler light—he's a great rebounder, a great shooter, and has decent handles, all in a 6-foot-8 body that just isn't big enough to pound in the post. He could play a Ryan Kelly 4 or, more likely, a Singler 3. I doubt we'll pursue him considering Murphy is coming in, but I wouldn't be surprised if we did.
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Wow... didn't search for a bette rplace to put this, and not saying they should transfer to Duke, but just shocked at the continual exit from Wake Forest... 1 last week, and 2 more this week...
so, correct me if i'm wrong....
if uconn stays on probation, he can play next season? but if they somehow win an appeal, he has to lay out for next year....
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"